PCORI approves $83m for hepatitis C and other studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $83m to fund 26 patient-centered, comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on a range of conditions and patient populations.

About $29.5m will support studies on caring for people affected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Awards totaling around $7.4m will fund research on rare conditions in response to PCORI's offer of a special pool of funding for supportingt rare disease research.

The HCV studies will include national advocacy organizations, professional associations, and stakeholder groups in their research design and implementation.

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