The Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies (HDM) IRG reviews clinical, community, and population research studies which examine the sociocultural, economic, environmental, and infrastructure factors that influence the delivery of health care, patient outcomes, population health, and health policies. Studies may be multidisciplinary; may focus on the organization, population, community, family, or individual; and may cover a wide range of chronic or acute diseases or health issues across the lifespan. HDM also reviews studies which propose the development of new biostatistical approaches or new uses of existing methodologies relevant to behavioral and social science research.
Broad Areas Reviewed
Broad areas reviewed within the HDM IRG include (but are not limited to) studies of comparative effectiveness; the organization, delivery and financing of health care; dissemination of evidence based practice into policy or the delivery of health care; interventions to address health disparities and equitable access to health care; bioinformatics and information management systems; nursing science and clinical practice; ethical issues in clinical care and research; community, sociocultural or environmental influences on health and health care; and the effectiveness of behavioral interventions carried out in community settings such as schools or the workplace.