Inpatient Care Research Initiatives

Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital are constantly researching ways to optimize inpatient care, quality and safety, treatment outcomes, and the patient experience.

Some of the many current research studies and projects include:

  • Optimum modeling for discharge and efficiencies
  • Optimizing resource utilization: determining the usefulness of testing for oncology patients and adjusting practice as needed
  • Appropriate use of antibiotics
  • Predictive modeling to identify factors that may affect readmission, ICU transfers, and outcomes for oncology patients
  • Bone marrow transplant safety and care
  • Noise management
  • Improving flow and safety around liver biopsy and bronchoscopies