Andrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH
Year elected: 2017
Current membership category: Active
University of California San Francisco
533 Parnassus Avenue
Room U131, Box 0131
San Francisco, CA 94143-0131
United States of America
My current research has 3 broad areas of inquiry: (1) understanding how variations in care systems influence patient outcomes (for example, roles of specialists and generalists, the hospitalist model, or 'comanagement' of surgical patients by hospitalists), (2) characterizing gaps in care quality by linking clinical process measures and outcomes measures, and (3) evaluation of quality improvement interventions, particularly in the context of electronic health records.
More recently, I am working to apply these three themes in the efforts of a large research network, which will become a national laboratory within which we will carry out large-scale evaluation of quality measurement programs, develop and evaluate healthcare improvement interventions, and provide support to trainees and physicians (specifically, hospitalists and those who provide care to general medical patients) seeking to measure their performance.