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CHOPR Faculty and Fellows gather for Kickoff meeting of the Magnet Twinning initiative at ANCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.CHOPR Faculty and Fellows gather for Kickoff meeting of the Magnet Twinning initiative at ANCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.Established at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, also known as CHOPR, operates as a unique community within the School of Nursing drawing together foremost researchers in nursing, sociology, demography, medicine, management, and economics.

Dr. Aiken speaking at the Capital Hill Briefing on Preparing the Nursing Workforce for a Changing Health System. Watch the briefing <a href="https://youtu.be/i4huVqfqyf4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.Dr. Aiken speaking at the Capital Hill Briefing on Preparing the Nursing Workforce for a Changing Health System. Watch the briefing here.

Research, thinking, conversation, and writing done at the Center has had a remarkable impact on health care, economics, social science and society.

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The unique setting and culture of CHOPR make the Center the ideal incubator for cutting edge approaches to nursing and health care issues.

Center Directors with Hillman Scholar, Matthew Lee in Australia, December 2016Center Directors with Hillman Scholar, Matthew Lee in Australia, December 2016

Our Research FocusDr. Matthew D. McHugh, CHOPR Associate Director, Panelist for the Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Discussion Series on "<strong>Organization and Provider Perspectives on Patient Safety</strong>" <strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgDkneF82ng&index=5&list=PLqRL5HO_hA8c3rWMgo_FSatYjNG80hspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">WATCH DR. MCHUGH</a></strong>Dr. Matthew D. McHugh, CHOPR Associate Director, Panelist for the Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Discussion Series on "Organization and Provider Perspectives on Patient Safety" WATCH DR. MCHUGH

The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is a research and research-training enterprise focusing on the outcomes of health care and health workforce policy. Together, with colleagues and partners from Penn, and with collaborators from the United States and around the world, CHOPR researchers study health system reorganization and policy changes and aim to produce research evidence to improve the quality of health care. 

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Our Program of Research

Dr. Linda H. Aiken taking questions at the March 2017 NINR/NIH Director's Lecture on "Nursing's Impact On Patient Outcomes."Dr. Linda H. Aiken taking questions at the March 2017 NINR/NIH Director's Lecture on "Nursing's Impact On Patient Outcomes."The team studies are concentrated around nursing workforce issues, the supply of nurses, the value of nurse education, and scope of practice and how it impacts patient outcomes.

  1. Researchers examine the influence of:
    • legislation and policy,
    • hospital organization and staffing,
    • hospital economic, geographic and social context on patient outcome, i.e.:
      1. Mortality,
      2. Adverse events,
      3. Hospital re-admissions,
      4. Nurse outcomes i.e.: job satisfaction and burnout.
  2. Investigators analyze the power of policy on hospital organizational traits and context on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care outcomes.
  3. Our Research Team study’s the effect of changing hospital populations - namely patients with increasingly complex and chronic conditions - on the organization of nursing care and patient and nurse outcomes. 

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<strong>CHOPR</strong>

Andrea Barol

Research Center Coordinator
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
418 Curie Boulevard, 378R
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-5673
Email: ajb@nursing.upenn.edu

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