The Center for Outcomes Research (COR) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a multidisciplinary academic research center that employs rigorous outcomes research methodology to improve health and healthcare for both children and adults. The COR aims to improve health outcomes through the development, testing, and application of innovative metrics which serve to transform the quality and efficiency of healthcare. In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, we strive to train health services researchers of tomorrow by mentoring students, fellows, junior faculty, and clinicians interested in the field.
AHRQ-CMS CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measurement Center and Testing Laboratory
The Financing of Obstetrical Care in the U.S.
Using Patient Outcomes to Inform Surgical Education
Over the past decade, the surgical training process has undergone a period of unprecedented change due to extensive education reforms, a change in the nature of surgical care, and heightened public awareness of surgical outcomes. Significant concerns regarding the ability to successfully prepare new surgeons in the modern environment along with a recent increase in the new surgeon failure rate on the oral board certification exam mandate a thorough examination of the effects of training in the modern era on the outcomes of patients treated by new surgeons. We aim to examine the clinical and economic outcomes of patients treated by new surgeons who trained in the modern era and have now entered independent practice.