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First PCORI Report Short on Specifics



The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has issued its first report on national priorities, but without specifying any diseases or conditions it would target for comparative effectiveness research.



1 comments on "First PCORI Report Short on Specifics"
Robert Finney PhD (1/24/2012 at 1:20 PM)

Cut Bureaucrats, Not Health Care Kaiser Permanente dominates PCORI. Kaiser's Research Director, Joe Selby MD is its Executive Director. Sharon Levine MD is on its Board of Governors. CEO George Halvorson had unfettered special access to the White House in stealth sessions during the health reform process with Ezekiel Emanuel MD, Obama's Dr. Death. http://www.hmohardball.com/Death%20Panel%20Birth%20&%20Attachments%201st%20in%20Series%202-14-2011.pdf Kaiser Permanente invented the drive-by delivery and harmed thousands of patients by forcing them into the HMO's in-house kidney transplant program. Kaiser appointment clerks were paid bonuses not to give patients appointments. Kaiser's Emergency Room had a policy to keep patients waiting until they left without care. Drs. Selby and Levine and Mr. Halvorson demonstrate an inhumane pattern and practice to intentionally harm patients to make money to enrich the HMO and themselves. Mr. Halvorson's unfeeling reply at the Commonwealth Club: "We screwed up." Kaiser Permanente's love for patients means never having to say the HMO is sorry. PCORI's $3 billion government-subsidized budget means that Kaiser can screw up the lives of all plain folks Americans