Providing the Evidence for Evidence-Based Medicine
The Department of Outcomes Research is the clinical research center for the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic and is anesthesiology’s largest single-site clinical research unit. We are most interested in simple and low-risk interventions that markedly improve the outcome of surgery and anesthesia. Examples include keeping surgical patients warm, optimizing anesthetic management, and improving postoperative care.
The Department’s mission is to be acknowledged as the world’s leading clinical anesthesia research site. We aspire to:
- Publish more high-impact, peer-reviewed clinical research papers (quantified as number multiplied by impact) than any other anesthesia department.
- Recruit more extra-mural clinical research funding than any other anesthesia department, with “clinical research” being defined as research conducted with human subjects.
- Train clinical investigators, including residents, fellows, and staff throughout Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.
The Department on average published a full peer-reviewed paper per week. This makes it by far the world's most prolific clinical anesthesia research site.
The Department is the administrative center for the international Outcomes Research Consortium. The group includes about 110 investigators in 20 countries who have appointments at 30 universities. It is anesthesiology’s largest academic research organization. The group typically runs about 100 simultaneous studies while publishing about 60 full papers each year, including many in high-profile journals.