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Patient-reported outcomes: the heart of healthcare research?

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The moment a patient is recruited to participate in a clinical trial, we start to collect data. Much of this data derives from the information that only patients can give, that we cannot acquire through any test or scan. Are they experiencing pain? What are the side effects? These important insights are captured in a trial using PROs (patient-reported outcomes).
Date:
16/10/2014

Patient-reported outcomes: the heart of healthcare research?

Description
The moment a patient is recruited to participate in a clinical trial, we start to collect data. Much of this data derives from the information that only patients can give, that we cannot acquire through any test or scan. Are they experiencing pain? What are the side effects? These important insights are captured in a trial using PROs (patient-reported outcomes).
Date:
16/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
16/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
16/10/2014

Abingdon Health Ltd acquires University of Birmingham Spinout, Serascience Ltd

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Abingdon Health, a specialist rapid diagnostic technology company, recently announced its acquisition of Serascience Limited and the completion of group fund-raising of £2.1m from current shareholders.
Date:
16/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
14/10/2014

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum
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The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.
Date:
14/10/2014

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'
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In January 2015, PhD student Andrew Woodhall will present his paper at the Minding Animals conference in New Delhi, India.
Date:
10/10/2014

Appointment of leading academic to boost quality of patient care in the Midlands

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Patients in Birmingham will benefit from the appointment of a new Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Practice Research, who will follow the celebrated social reformer's role in reviewing and developing evidence to deliver the highest quality care to patients.
Date:
08/10/2014
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