Research

Faculty perform studies of the U.S. healthcare system, access to care and its quality and cost. Research projects address diverse issues including:

  • Cost effectiveness of specific drugs, treatments and programs
  • Medical decision making
  • Effects of managed care and competition on costs and quality
  • Racial disparities in access to medical services of high quality
  • Organizational and programmatic characteristics associated with superior performance, both in terms of costs and in terms of health outcomes
  • Development of methods to measure health care quality, health related quality of life, and costs
  • Care for the elderly
  • Long-term care
  • Care for women and children

For more information regarding the research activities of the Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research and the Department of Public Health Sciences in general, please consult our Departmental Research pages.

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