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Challenges to Implementing Patient-Centered Research

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH
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From Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1722.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, CB #7110 University of North Carolina Hospitals, 5045 Old Clinic Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7110; e-mail, pignone@med.unc.edu.

This article was published at www.annals.org on 31 July 2012.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(6):450-451. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-6-201209180-00521
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In this issue, Krumholz and Selby discuss the newly formed PCORI, which, if successful, could potentially improve the health research landscape not only for PCORI but also for other federal and nonfederal research-funding bodies. The editorialist discusses the potential obstacles that must be overcome to optimize PCORI's success.

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