Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors; and improve patient outcome and safety. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations.
The Division of Health Services Research specializes in interventional research in the delivery of medical care and practical and applied healthcare databases. A major emphasis is translating evidence-based research into improved clinical guideline-concordant practice, patient outcomes and safety, and value-based care.