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.
CHOPR is a research and research-training enterprise focusing on the outcomes of health care and health workforce policy.
We are leading researchers in the fields of Nursing, Sociology, Demography, Medicine, Management, and Economics. Investigators explore nursing workforce issues, the supply of nurses, the value of nurse education, and scope of practice and how it impacts patient outcomes.
We study health system reorganization and policy changes and aim to produce research evidence to improve the quality of health care, the power of policy on hospital organizational traits and context on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care outcomes.
Research, writing, thinking, and conversation at the Center has had a remarkable impact on health care, economics, social science and society.
MASSACHUSETTS REJECTED MANDATORY PATIENT-TO-STAFF RATIOS THAT ADVOCATES SAY COULD SAVE LIVES.
Patient Safety in Hospitals Still a Concern
End of Life Care Quality Remains a Problem – Nurses May be a Solution
A new study from CHOPR describes the quality of end of life care in nearly 500 U.S. hospitals, utilizing nearly 13,000 bedside nurses as informants of quality.
C O N N E C T W I T H U S
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Andrea Barol, Research Center Coordinator