Healthcare Innovation and Changing Behaviours

Program Lead: Distinguished Professor Ross Crawford  |   Deputy Program Lead: Dr Laura Bray

Adoption of new healthcare procedures, and novel medical tools, techniques and treatments has the potential to improve the health of our society. Our program uses research methods of econometric program evaluation, experimental design, social media analysis and the analysis of incentives to encourage adoption of innovative medical technologies and healthcare protocols.

  • How do patients and expert medical professionals engage in shared decision-making?
  • How can healthcare innovation ensure patient safety and effective health outcomes?
  • How can preventative health services be designed to overcome behavioural barriers to change?
  • What are the behavioural barriers to better practice to health technology adoption?

These are some of the research questions being investigated by the BEST Centre.

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