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The Center receives external funding to support its health services and policy related research and quality improvement initiatives.

Center researchers continued work on a major series of projects being performed in collab-oration with the Regional Health Care System of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Current projects include devel­opment of models to predict risk of hospitaliza­tion for patients with chronic disease, analyses of the distribution and outcomes of surgical services for patients with cancer; analyses of intra-regional variation in medical, surgical and pharmaceutical treatment, refinement of a method for assessing the timeliness and appropriateness of acute hospitalization, analyses of patterns and quality of care for women with breast cancer, development of "profiles" of care provided by primary care teams, and studies of the integration of hospital and outpatient care.