Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF)
Data are central to research that advances the health and well-being of all Americans. Accurate and trustworthy data help researchers study the health outcomes of medical treatments, strengthen public health programs, and improve delivery of social services. Making sure these data are routinely and reliably collected, available, and transformed into actionable evidence through research and analysis requires focused and coordinated efforts.
Within HHS, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has been charged with this critical role for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), including administering the Office of the Secretary’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF). Patient-centered outcomes research aims to generate high-quality evidence about the effectiveness of treatments, services, and other health care interventions on the full range of outcomes that patients, caregivers, clinicians, policymakers, and other stakeholders have identified as important. Through the OS-PCORTF, HHS supports multi-agency data projects to improve the collection, linking, and analysis of data for PCOR studies.
The OS-PCORTF website provides an overview of ASPE’s efforts to develop projects that expand data capacity for patient-centered outcomes research, including datasets, tools, and other resources.