Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER)
The Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER) was created in the Fall of 2014 to:
1) Build an infrastructure to expand the research capacity of Indiana University into pediatric subspecialties
2) Establish a rigorous research program focused on patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research (CER)
3) Build capacity and training for faculty who will engage in CER/PCOR (comparative effectiveness research / Patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) in pediatric subspecialties
4) Develop methods for incorporating findings into the larger health care system.
The Center for Pediatric Comparative Effectiveness Research at Indiana University School of Medicine IUSM and IU Health (IUH) is comprised of four Cores:
- Faculty Mentorship/Development
- Patient Engagement
- Implementation Sciences
These Cores function together in a collaborative, integrated manner for the development and conduct of CER/PCOR as well as the implementation and dissemination of effective, evidence-based practices.
Our vision is that CER/PCOR in the Center for Pediatric Comparative Effectiveness Research Center will be conducted across all pediatric subspecialty disciplines at IU Health. The environment in which we will establish the Center is ideally suited for achieving our specific aims, and active collaborations with existing organizations, resources, and leaders within IUSM and IUH will significantly increase the likelihood of success and sustainability for our efforts in the Center.
PACER is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R24HS022434).