What is a Practice-Based Research Network?
A Practice-Based Research Network
- is a cutting-edge approach to conducting research that will inform and support Family Practice as a discipline.
- shifts the process of discovery out of the academic medical center "into" the real world laboratory of physician practices.
- involves the practitioner more directly in the formulation of the research question and methodology.
- conducts studies that are relevant to regional patients and physicians.
Reasons to join a PBRN:
- Managed Care loves us, but for the wrong reasons.
- It's hard to improve practice without understanding it.
- We need to know how to take care of the "problems that most of the people have most of the time."
- Practice should be based on science.
- Because it's fun!
Benefits of membership in a PBRN:
- The opportunity to participate in primary care research from idea generation through analysis and dissemination of results.
- The opportunity to interact with other members, university faculty and staff, and guest speakers from other networks during annual convocations.