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Alisa Busch: Health Services Research

The delivery and financing of health care is rapidly evolving. Health Services Research, founded at McLean in 2012, explores ways to improve the care of patients with psychiatric illness, and analyze how changes in local and national health policy affect treatment and outcomes.

This program is part of the Health Services Research Division (HSRD) of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health, Partners HealthCare. We focus on measuring and improving treatment quality within systems of care, across all diagnoses and practice settings.

Measuring the quality of health care is essential for improving clinical practice. Our approach blends clinical expertise with health services research methodologies, resulting in innovative mental health research that is feasibly carried out in systems of care and large populations, and is clinically nuanced and relevant.