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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.

“Our policy research agenda is motivated by a commitment to improving health care outcomes by building an evidence base for health service management and providing direction for national policymakers.”

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, Director

Innovative Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Celebrated in Philadelphia  
Patient Safety in Hospitals Still a Concern
The Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) hosted a celebration to mark the official end of the five-state GNE demonstration, an innovative model of graduate nurse education authorized by the Affordable Care Act.<strong><a href="/live/galleries/120-graduate-nurse-education-gne-end-of-program" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> More</a></strong>The Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) hosted a celebration to mark the official end of the five-state GNE demonstration, an innovative model of graduate nurse education authorized by the Affordable Care Act. More A new CHOPR study, in the November issue of <em>Health Affairs,</em> sheds light on what more can be done. Authors found that in hospitals with improved clinical environments, patients' ratings of those hospitals improved by 11 percent, and 15 percent more nurses rated the quality of care as excellent. <a href="/live/news/1240-patient-safety-in-hospitals-still-a-concern" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">More</a>A new CHOPR study, in the November issue of Health Affairs, sheds light on what more can be done. Authors found that in hospitals with improved clinical environments, patients' ratings of those hospitals improved by 11 percent, and 15 percent more nurses rated the quality of care as excellent. More


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

  • Nurse Practitioners Boost Presence By 43% In Rural America

    Evidence to support an increasing workforce of nurse practitioners in both rural and non-rural primary care practice settings from 2008 to 2016 was highlighted in a recent paper published in Health Affairs by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh. 


 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
ajb@nursing.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-5673

  • New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

    In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care. MORE

 

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