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Two takes on measuring the effectiveness of research institute

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Joanne Kenen, (@JoanneKenen) the health editor at Politico, has been AHCJ’s topic leader on health reform and curated related material at healthjournalism.org. Follow her on Facebook.

Photo: Curtis Perry via Flickr

Photo: Curtis Perry via Flickr

Fred Schulte of the Center for Public Integrity took a look at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Created by the Affordable Care Act, it’s supposed to spend $3.5 billion by the end of the decade to fund research to figure out what medical treatments work, or don’t work. That would be useful information as we try to figure out how to tame the nation’s $3 trillion health care bill. [Note: PCORI helps fund some of AHCJ’s health journalism training programs. See more at the bottom of this post.]
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