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Established at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, also known as CHOPR, is a unique community within the School of Nursing drawing together faculty, students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from nursing, sociology, demography, medicine, management, economics, and other related disciplines.

Groundbreaking Research on the National and International Stage

CHOPR Investigators study health system reorganization and policy changes and produce research evidence to improve the quality of health care, helping to provide direction for policymakers in the United States and abroad.

Capital Hill Briefing "<strong>Preparing the Nursing Workforce for a Changing Health System</strong>" sponsored by RWJF, AARP, and the Alliance for Health Reform. Watch Dr. Aiken at the briefing <a href="https://youtu.be/i4huVqfqyf4" target="_blank">here</a>.Capital Hill Briefing "Preparing the Nursing Workforce for a Changing Health System" sponsored by RWJF, AARP, and the Alliance for Health Reform. Watch Dr. Aiken at the briefing here.

Investigators determine the extent to which hospital nurse organization and staffing account for the relationship between diagnosis-and procedure-specific patient volumes and patient outcomes in hospital care. In other studies professors and fellows explore the effect of racial differences in hospital outcomes, the effects of nurse staffing, and hospital organization.
CHOPR Scientists are prominent health services researchers studying the causes, consequences, and solutions for nurse shortages in the United States and around the world. We conduct studies on the use of performance measures to demonstrate relationships between nursing care and patient outcomess. CHOPR’s program of international outcomes research deals with the impact of modifiable organizational attributes on patient outcomes and workplace stability in hospials. After meeting with project partners at the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland Department of Health, Dr. McHugh and Dr. Aiken connect with Penn Nursing Hillman Scholar, Matthew Lee (right)After meeting with project partners at the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland Department of Health, Dr. McHugh and Dr. Aiken connect with Penn Nursing Hillman Scholar, Matthew Lee (right)