Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center

The mission of the Patient-centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC) at the Brigham Research Institute is to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable by promoting research that is designed to enhance the knowledge that allows patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers to make informed health decisions.

PCERC seeks to promote excellence in both Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). Throughout the many different departments and divisions within Brigham and Women’s Hospital, there are currently 142 physician-scientists with more than $70 million in combined research funds investigating CER and PCOR related questions. To support this large research program, PCERC was established to: 1) bring this diverse research community together under a single umbrella; 2) foster collaboration and innovation; and 3) provide key resources to the research community to enhance funding and improve research outcomes.

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