Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinician Engagement Project

NORC helped the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to identify strategies to address the multiple factors that impact clinician engagement in research, ranging from the populations and diseases they treat to the specific context of their settings—including the laws and regulations that govern their practice of medicine and participation in research, the time, resources, and other constraints that affect their clinical practice, and operation and business issues that arise depending on the setting. The first phase of this project consisted of an environmental scan and resource database. Components of this task included: identifying sources of clinician engagement materials, evaluating engagement materials, developing a database of clinician engagement resources, and submitting a summary report of the environmental scan. In the second phase of this project, NORC conducted a literature review and interview experts to better understand the barriers and facilitators of clinician engagement in research. In the final phase, NORC developed a findings and recommendation report synthesizing information from the environmental scan, literature review, and interviews, as well as findings from PCORI’s own exploration of the topic. The final report will help PCORI take a stronger leadership role in bridging the collaboration gaps between researchers and clinicians, and expand upon its role in providing methodological guidance on engagement in research.

Key Deliverables:

  • Environmental Scan
  • Gap Analysis
  • Recommendations for future PCORI work to increase clinician engagement

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