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Research Studies

Research has been an integral strength of the Center for Health Policy since its founding. Faculty associated with the Center for Health Policy conduct real-world studies aimed at helping clinicians, administrators and policymakers improve the population’s health equitably and efficiently. These studies address questions across the continuum of care including primary care practices, home health care, hospitals, school health, nursing homes, and public health departments.

Learn more about our current and past studies:
 
Study of Infection Management and Palliative Care at End-of-Life (SIMP-EL)
Description: In this study, we are investigating the integration of infection control and management and palliative care processes in nursing homes across the nation and will characterize antibiotic use and hospital transfers at end-of-life. This study has the potential to make clinical and policy-relevant contributions by promoting resident-centered end-of-life care for millions of Americans.
Status: Ongoing; funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH (R01NR13687)
 
Barriers and Facilitators for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Adoption in Nursing Homes
Description: In this study, we are exploring the participation of nursing homes in a national infection surveillance system, which tracks healthcare-acquired infections, including MDRO and C. difficile.
Status: Ongoing; funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (#200-2016-91952)
 
Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Cost Effectiveness in Nursing Homes (PNICE-NH)
Description: In this study, we examined best practices on healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) prevention in nursing homes and provided evidence on how best to eliminate HAIs to inform future practice guidelines.
Status: Completed; funded by NIH/NINR (R01NR013687)
 
Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Cost-Effectiveness Refined (P-NICER)
Description: In this study, we examined healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) prevention policies and practices in hospitals across the nation and the impact of those policies on reducing HAIs.
Status: Completed; funded by NIH/NINR (R01NR010107)