Division Overview

The Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research focuses on understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality, appropriateness, and outcomes of care. The Division then uses relevant insights to develop interventions to improve quality and outcomes of care.

Clinical Focus

Specific clinical topics of interest include:

  • Asthma
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Back pain

The Division uses the tools of:

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Health services research
  • Risk adjustment
  • Clinical predication rules
  • Health psychology
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient-centered outcomes research