Following the Patient
Every year, more than 35 million patients walk through the doors of hospitals and clinics with questions about their health and about their care. Questions range from medication dosing to treatment expectations to paying the bill. Every question is equally important to patients, and to those who love them. At the DCRI, finding answers to those questions is a commitment we’re making through our Health Services Research efforts. Because a significant part of improving outcomes is improving what patients know.
Our Research is Focused on Three Critical Areas
Assessing Population Health
Who are the patients and what are their experiences?
- Population studies
- Quality of care
- Existing registries
Researching Clinical Care
Are patients getting the right treatment, at the right time, for the right outcomes?
- Clinical effectiveness research (CER)
- Drug and device safety
- Mobile health
- Medical decision making
- Stated-preference research
- Patient-reported outcomes
The DCRI Health Services Research Faculty Leadership
Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MSc
Director, Health Services Research
DCRI Health Services Research by the Numbers
Our commitment is evidenced by the number of resources we can access to find the answers that will improve patient care.
- 10s of millions of patients in outcomes studies
- 3,000+ publications in the past 10 years
- Millions of patients enrolled in DCRI-created registries
- 50+ clinical and statistical faculty
- 150+ full-time employees