Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why don’t care coordination interventions work?

Trials of care coordination are often disappointing. Well, they quite often show improved quality of care and improved patient experience but they rarely seem to save money. Which is a pity because that’s often why they’re set up. Or at least the mantra is “Fragmented care is wasteful, so if we get it better coordinated, …read more

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Group: | Comments closed

A realistic vision for primary care?

CCHSR Co-Director Prof Martin Roland has been a little busy of late, as Chair of the Primary Care Workforce Commission. Their report has just been launched…so what does it say for the future of primary care?

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Group: | Comments closed

Wrong kind of care plans?

Doctors are pretty sceptical about care plans. No less so since the government started providing incentives for patients with long term conditions to have care plans. Yet a published Cochrane Review suggests that care plans can improve physical and mental health and improve people’s confidence in managing their own conditions [1]. So what’s the reason …read more

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Group: | Comments closed

Drug safety in a world of multimorbidity and polypharmacy

New research describes an association between use of two commonly used medications and brain haemorrhage. CCHSR’s Rupert Payne doesn’t necessarily think it’s that straightforward.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Group: | Comments closed

Conference report: Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) 2015

So, this years SAPC conference was apparently the biggest to date. But was it the best?

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Comments closed

The blog about a paper that started as a blog

Gary Abel, CCHSR Statistician, reflects on how a blog on hospital mortality statistics became a paper which has, in a full circle sort of way, now become this blog…

Posted in Uncategorised | Comments closed

Conference report: HSRN 2015

Having lived in primary care world for a while, it was nice to rejoin fellow health services researchers at HSRN 2015, a conference I haven’t been to for a long while. Held at the Nottingham Conference centre (a venue which interprets “continental breakfast” as sausage sandwiches, to few complaints), it brought together around 300 attendees …read more

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Comments closed
  • The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) is a thriving collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe. We aim to inform health policy and practice by conducting research and evaluation studies of organisation and delivery of healthcare, including safety, effectiveness, efficiency and patient experience.