Health Services Research
Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES)
Surgical Outcomes Research is a hybrid of various health services research (HSR) methodologies geared towards assessing the quality and effectiveness of surgical outcomes at a patient and population level. Surgical outcomes research not only involves research on the efficacy of various surgical procedures, but also involves examining the factors that can affect surgical outcomes. These factors include the epidemiologic, sociologic, economic, and other demographic variables concerning patients. The ultimate goal of surgical outcomes research being to inform patients, care givers, medical personnel, and policy makers to allow for better health care decision making and health policy.