UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications


Priorities for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research: A Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Working Group

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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research


The Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (CCORs) held a meeting to review how cardiovascular outcomes research had evolved in the decade since the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 2004 working group report and to consider future directions. The conference involved representatives from governmental agencies, outcomes research thought leaders, and public and private healthcare partners. The main purposes of this meeting were to (1) advance collaborative high-yield, high-impact outcomes research; (2) identify priorities and barriers to important cardiovascular outcomes research; and (3) define future needs for the field. This report highlights the key topics covered during the meeting, including an examination of the recent history of outcomes research, an evaluation of the current academic climate, and a vision for the future of cardiovascular outcomes research.


United States, delivery of health care, health services research, heart, outcome assessment (health care)

DOI of Published Version



Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jul;10(7). pii: e001967. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.001967. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes

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