Coller publishes paper on patient-centered outcomes


December 16, 2013 - Barry Coller, MD, chairman of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory steering committee, recently published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on assessing participant-centered outcomes to improve clinical research.

The paper, which appears in the December 5 issue of the journal, was written by Coller and colleagues from Rockefeller University, the National Institutes of Health, and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo in Canada. In it, Coller and his colleagues note that "most participants have positive perceptions of the research experience and would recommend participation to others. Conversely, the data on informed-consent processes underscore the need for performance-improvement activities that are driven by these data and then assessed by means of future data."