THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS AND PROVIDER-INDUCED DEMAND COLLABORATION (EPIC) PROJECT
The EPIC Project is a joint collaboration between USU and Brigham and Women's (BWH) Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH). The project established a health services research cell and uses the MHS Data Repository (MDR) for secondary data analysis of claims data to answer pertinent health services questions.
The EPIC Project has six core areas of study and five methodological focus areas.
|Core Areas of Study||Five Methodological Focus Areas|
|Policy||Comparative Effectiveness/Surgical Outcomes|
|Surgery||Quality/Practice Improvements/Low Value Care|
|Women's Health||Provider Induced Demand/Health Economics/Geographic Variations|
|Health and Readiness|