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.
- Identifying Patient-Centered Fall Prevention Care Process in Hip Fracture Rehabilitation (Principal Investigator: Natalie Leland)
- Vertical Integration and Care Coordination in Post-Acute Care Markets (Principal Investigator: Neeraj Sood)
- 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)