Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016
The FOTO 2016 D. L Hart International Research Award was presented to Pedro Gozalo, PhD, for outstanding research relating to rehabilitation. Gozalo is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health with Brown University.
The research study, Benchmarking Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics Using Functional Status Outcomes, represents a notable contribution toward promoting quality and cost-effectiveness in healthcare. Specifically the research showed how functional patient-reported data, derived from the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database, can be used to validly benchmark outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinics. Because there was sufficient variation in provider outcomes use for benchmarking, the FOTO dataset would be useful in pay-for-performance models. Co-authors involved in the research include Linda Resnik, PT, PhD and Benjamin Silver, BA.