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Brigham and Women's Hospital
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
1620 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

The Brigham and Women's General Medicine Fellowship site is located at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of General Medicine and Primary Care within walking distance of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. BWH is closely affiliated with the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management.

The Division of General Medicine and Primary Care conducts health services research focused on quality of care and access to care and clinical epidemiologic studies of common medical conditions. The Division has been funded as one of three Centers of Excellence in Patient Safety nationally by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and faculty members are local and national leaders in the use of clinical information systems to improve the quality and safety of care.

A few examples from recent Fellows' research include:

  • The role of primary care continuity in racial disparities in chronic disease outcomes

  • Association between new HIT policies and quality of care

  • Association between meaningful use criteria and quality of care

  • Access and outcomes to advanced cardiac care comparing Alberta, Canada to Massachusetts based on SES quintiles using 2 similar cardiac interventional registries

  • National study of trainees’ exposure to role modeling and the disclosure of medical errors

  • Factors associated with speaking up about patient safety and professionalism concerns among medical and surgical residents

  • Management of substance use conditions in ambulatory care in the US, 2001-06

  • Impact of resident workload and handoff training on quality of care and patient outcomes

  • Does the patient centered medical home improve quality for all populations? Secondary analysis of the national survey of children's health to determine the impact of the medical home on quality and equity in the pediatric population.

  • Measuring the impact of PCMH practice transformation on quality and cost

  • Health information sources and risk reduction behaviors: A perspective from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2005). 

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