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Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery (CORES)

About the Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery (CORES)


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The Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery at Indiana University is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and support staff focused on the prevention and alleviation of human suffering due to surgical disease. The path to achieving this vision is through utilizing patient centered outcomes research. Patient centered outcomes researchers use critical evaluation of data to identify the best evidence to guide patient care in the real world. Outcomes researchers are interested in how various procedures impact a patient’s health in terms of the patient’s functional ability, quality of life, and care preferences. Once best practices are identified, outcomes researchers work to rapidly translate this research into practice by working with surgeons, payers and implementation scientists to make optimal outcomes a reality for all surgical patients. 

CORE-S is a valuable resource for the Department of Surgery for integration of outcomes research efforts and for collaboration with other surgical departments, schools, and centers within Indiana University. CORE-S offers expertise in research design, study methodology, primary and secondary data gathering, and complex data analysis. CORE-S works to use these techniques to innovate and translate outcomes research findings into real world process. To sustain the CORE-S vision, CORE-S will train the next generation of surgical outcomes researchers.  

Vision

To be a global leader in the prevention and alleviation of human suffering due to surgical disease.

Mission

To advance the care of the surgical patient through multidisciplinary, outcomes-focused research and to train the next generation of surgical outcomes researchers.

Values

Service to the faculty of the Department of Surgery

Innovation in surgical outcomes and health services research

Translation of innovations into meaningful outcomes for patients

Education of the next generation

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771