Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-Based Research Network
Practice-based research is an inquiry into health care practice in order to improve care for patients, populations and communities. The Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-Based Research Network (MCHS PBRN) serves as a resource to provide benefits to patients, practices, faculty, communities and the research environment in a spirit of collaboration, communication and coordination.
The MCHS PBRN:
- Facilitates research projects that involve multiple primary care practices
- Provides extensive support, such as study coordinators and design assistance, so that research projects can fit seamlessly into an existing environment
Read our network's expanded definition of practice-based research.
Practice-based research networks have existed for decades, committed to pursuing research that examines real-world outcomes of basic scientific discoveries by:
- Establishing effective and economical models of health promotion and health care
- Implementing evidence-based, effective medical practices
- Focusing on overcoming barriers to the dissemination, adoption and sustainability of best practices
MCHS PBRN vision, mission and values
- Vision: Healthier patients and communities through the scholarship of health practice.
- Mission: Solving the problems of health care practice to improve the health and health equity of patients and communities.
- Primary value: The needs of the patient come first. These needs are best served when patients and communities receive care that is high-quality, cost-effective, equitable and evidence based.