A study by Warwick Medical School and Warwick Business School found paying patients could raise adherence to prescriptions as high as 94 per cent.
Formerly the Organising Health Research Network, the Applied (Health) Research Centre West Midlands is a research grouping concerned with impact policy and organisational practice, commonly through empirical health and social care studies, supported by large scale funding.
Current projects include:
NIHR Applied (Health) Research Centre (ARC) West Midlands - Implementation Theme, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (£1.1 million, Currie, Swan, Oborn, Burgess)
ESRC Exploring Innovations in Transition to Adulthood (EXIT Study) (£1.63 million, Currie, Swan)
Health Foundation Evaluation of Virginia Mason Initiative (£400,000, Burgess, Currie, Crump)
Suite of projects under the Warwick-Monash-Alliance (WMA) Healthcare Improvement Partnership, most recently NHMRC award for ‘Women into Leadership in Healthcare’ ($Aus 5 million, Currie, Crump)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research on new care models for the homeless (£118,000, Swan, Currie).
Centre Director: Professor Graeme Currie.
Nicola Burgess details how to build improvement capability and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
Patient services were dramatically improved at five NHS trusts who saved thousands of hours in efficiency gains as part of a five-year trial.
Business schools began with a management mission but their research must now address some of society's big challenges, Graeme Currie writes
Warwick Business School and the University of Warwick have been awarded £1.1 million to improve the systems and services that support children with special educational needs.
Graeme Currie identifies four ways to improve outcomes for care leavers, based on research conducted by Warwick Business School.
Derya Ozdemir Kaya and Marianna Fotaki are researching what is going wrong in the UK care home sector and why it has reached breaking point.
WBS ranked fifth in the country for research by Times Higher Education after it analysed the UK's Research Excellence Framework results.