Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Patient Outcomes Research Teams (PORTs)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


While the original design of this effort included a strong population focus, administrative data at the population level have difficulty capturing subtle clinical differences. Research capable of addressing population health issues appears to have been de-emphasized in the PORTs.


  • Roos NP, Black C, Roos LL, Frohlich N, De Coster C, Mustard C, Brownell M, Shanahan M, Fergusson P, Toll F, Carriere KC, Burchill C, Fransoo R, MacWilliam L, Bogdanovic B, Friesen D. Managing health services: how administrative data and population-based analyses can focus the agenda. Health Serv Manage Res 1998;11(1):49-67. [Abstract] (View)

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