The overall aim of the research environment is to test different tools and methods to improve the perioperative care of the surgical patient, thus increasing patient safety and wellbeing. Reseach included in the research environment:
The environment is made up of an interdisciplinary research team including researchers from nursing, informatics, computer science, biomedicine, medicine and health economics. Reseach teams included in the research environment:
In 2012 the research environment was established in an effort to form a collective of all research undertaken in this field at the Department of Health and Medicine (IHM) of Örebro University. The research environment focus on various interventions to improve the perioperative (i.e. pre-, intra-, and postoperative) care of the surgical patient of all ages and thereby decrease postoperative complications and increase patients’ safety and wellbeing. As well as, to test different patient-reported-outcomes-measures (PROM) and to describe patients’ experiences of the pre-intra and postoperative care and recovery. And thereby find explanations, causes and relationship between patient's experiences and the perioperative care and postoperative recovery. The research environment also includes developing and evaluating e-Health solutions with the intention of providing an ability for patients to get feedback about their health, symptom assessment, medication, recovery process, etc., which could increase patient participation and data for national comparisons.
The environment is made up of an interdisciplinary research team including researchers from nursing, informatics, computer science, biomedicine, medicine and health economics, collaboration with the Swedish Tonsil Surgery Register as well as one IT company (Nethouse) that is closely involved in the development of the technology. Researcher participating has knowledge in explorative, psychometric, and qualitative designs, health economic evaluations, clinical trial design and register studies.