PCORI Chief Vows Institute Will Not Do Cost-Effectiveness AnalysisPCORI Thursday, October 13th, 2011
BY CEA REGISTRY TEAM – The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health:
During a conference focusing on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the PCORI’s executive director, Dr Joe Selby, stated, “You can take it to the bank that PCORI will never do a cost-effectiveness analysis”. 
This statement was in response to concerns voiced that the term “value” included in the PCORI’s working definition of “patient centered outcomes research” would lead to the PCORI conducting cost-effectiveness analyses.
Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act legislation barred the PCORI from developing or using a cost-per QALY threshold, it does not appear to explicitly exclude conduct of cost-effectiveness analysis.  Dr Selby’s statement, however, suggests that formal cost-effectiveness analysis will effectively be excluded from the PCORI’s remit. READ FULL ARTICLE