University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Research
Research

Rehabilitation Health Services Research

Led by Natalie Leland, we focus on defining and enhancing the quality of post-acute care, with a particular interest in demonstrating how occupational therapy contributes to patient outcomes (e.g., accidental falls, readmissions). Research aims to enhance quality care by identifying high quality rehabilitation practices, ascertaining strategies that support the translation and implementation of evidence into practice through performance improvement, assessing the relationship between these care processes and patient outcomes, and evaluating and informing health policy to enhance rehabilitation care. The laboratory uses a variety of research methodologies, with a focus on large dataset analysis.

Funded Projects

Previous Projects

  • Development of a Universal Assessment for California’s Home and Community-Based Services Programs (Co-Investigator: Natalie Leland)
  • Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Proposed New Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation CPT Codes (Principal Investigator: Barbara Gage)
  • Community Discharge After Hip Fracture (K12 Scholar: Natalie Leland)

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