NIH-Hosted Workshops on Embedded PCT (ePCT) Topics
Recordings and materials from full-day workshops hosted by the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory in conjunction with its Steering Committee meetings
May 2, 2019: Design and Analysis of Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Panel discussions of challenges in the design and analysis of ePCTs, including topics such as measurement and data, choosing a parallel group or stepped-wedge design, and the unique complications of conducting research in dynamic healthcare settings,
May 16, 2018: Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials of Therapeutic A vs. B Interventions
Explores challenges and strategies for planning and implementing ePCTs that compare two or more therapeutic medical regimens. Pragmatic trials differ from traditional clinical trials, as they test interventions or practices delivered in real-world settings. In addition to answering important clinical questions, ePCTs help to bridge the critical gap between clinical evidence, practice, and policy in healthcare delivery.
May 24, 2017: Pragmatic Clinical Trials—Unique Opportunities for Disseminating, Implementing, and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices into Clinical Care
Identifies best practices for the dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of ePCT findings. When conducted within integrated healthcare systems, ePCTs can leverage existing infrastructure to answer important clinical questions in a cost-effective manner.
May 10, 2016: Ethical and Regulatory Issues of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Focuses on unique ethical and regulatory issues identified by the Demonstration Projects supported by the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Program.