The Survey Research Center works with a wide spectrum of survey topics, including medical outcomes and follow-up; continuous quality improvement; and administrative issues, such as patient satisfaction with service and employee satisfaction.
In any year, the center is involved in more than 150 survey research projects. These range in size — some require just a few personal interviews in a limited population, while others are general population surveys of thousands of individuals or employee surveys of tens of thousands of people.
Examples of projects on which the center works include:
- Assessing risk factors
- Assessing quality of life
- Obtaining outcomes after diagnosis or treatment
- Recruiting for clinical trials
- Assessing attitudes and behaviors related to health screenings
- Determining family trees for genetic studies
- Assessing treatment satisfaction
- Developing psychological scales
- Assessing expert opinion on care delivery and intervention
- Assessing adherence with clinical practice guidelines