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Patients for Patient Safety US Receives $100,000 to Launch 'Project PIVOT,' a Novel, Patient-Centered Initiative to Improve Healthcare

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded Patients for Patient Safety US (PFPS US) a $100,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award for a new project called “Patients Involved in deVeloping Outcomes Together” or “Project PIVOT.”  Project PIVOT is a novel patient-led initiative to advance the integration of patient-centred patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported experiences (PREs) into Patient-Centered Outcome Research (PCOR), Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER) and quality assessment measurement tools to improve patient safety, diagnostic quality, and equity. 

“This award will allow us to identify opportunities to capture—directly from patients and families—their care experiences and challenges, filling key gaps in the traditional data sources used to evaluate healthcare quality and safety,” stated Sue Sheridan, co-founder of PFPS US. In contrast to traditional tools, such as clinical outcome measures and hospital readmission rates, Project PIVOT’s long-term goal is to make healthcare safer and more equitable by capturing and learning from patients’ experiences related to patient safety, diagnostic quality and bias.

Project PIVOT will have a special focus on historically underserved communities to help define which questions and outcomes are most important to capture. Priority areas of focus include maternal/newborn health in communities of colour, the physical, intellectual and developmental disability communities and older adults.

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Source: Newswire, 13 May 2024


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