Peer Review Committee for Healthcare Outcomes, Policy, and Systems Research (HOPS)

Areas Reviewed

Health services research: Evaluating outcomes of care by using multiple data sources in order to develop tools, models, and strategies aimed at delivering high-quality care across the cancer continuum that is risk stratified, safe, effective, and coordinated

Multi-level research about access to care:

  • Various dimensions of access to care such as availability, affordability, accessibility, acceptability and quality
  • Determinants of access, including interrelated barriers, which prevent people from either accessing care or receiving the level of care they need in terms of quality, and facilitators, which help people receive the adequate amount, or quality, of care
  • Characteristics of patients, health care professionals, health systems, and populations that affect access to care

Behavioral economics and health policy research: Studying ways to propagate the beneficial aspects of health policy, regulatory, health insurance, or economic factors on behaviors that affect care across the cancer continuum—or to mitigate the negative effects and unintended consequences

Epidemiologic research: Investigating environmental root causes that affect the risk of cancer and its care across the cancer continuum, including microenvironmental causes, such as  pollutants and radiations and macroenvironmental causes, including social, economic, and political conditions.

Implementation science research: Searching for mechanisms to optimize the uptake of evidence from clinical trials and evidence-based practices into clinical and community practice for maximal impact.