LDI conducts an integrated, collaborative
research program in health care evaluation, delivery, economics, management,
LDI's research objectives
fundamental knowledge of issues central to the improvement of health care
delivery through better understanding of the efficient allocation of health
resources, appropriate uses of those resources, and development of innovative
health care delivery systems; and;
LDI's research is focused in three
and influence health policy at the national, state, local, and organizational
levels such that those policies lead to more efficient and equitable
health care for the public.
Evaluation of health care interventions: The effectiveness and appropriateness
of medical practice contribute significantly to the quality, outcome,
and cost of care. Areas being investigated include the adoption and diffusion
of new technologies, the cost-quality trade-offs in health care, and the
cost effectiveness of medical interventions.
Financing, organization, delivery, and management of care: Providing
affordable, quality health care to all Americans requires that financial
and other barriers to access be eliminated. These barriers include insufficient
alternative delivery systems, inefficient regulation, and lack of sufficient
information to users of health care. LDI Senior Fellows examine factors
that influence the demand for and supply of care, health care financing,
management of systems, workforce issues, the economic implications of
health expenditures, and resource use.
Changing provider and patient behavior: Increased competition and resource
constraints influence institutional growth, structure, and adaptability,
and impact on provider and patient behavior. LDI Senior Fellows are
investigating how provider payment, clinical protocols and guidelines,
ambulatory DRGs, resource-based relative value scales, volume performance
standards, and organizational and administrative interventions influence
provider, patient, and institutional decision making and behavior.
Poster Printing Service:
The LDI offers a Poster Printing Service to all LDI Senior Fellows that are first or second author on a poster.
Template for posters
Instructions: 2 weeks prior to your presentation, email your completed poster to Lissy Madden. You will receive notice when it's ready for pickup.
Health Services Research Data Center:
The LDI Health Services Data Center (HSRDC) was established in 2005 to facilitate health services research by LDI Senior Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania using highly sensitive patient information. For more information, visit the LDI Data Center FAQ page
The LDI funds pilot research, working groups and innovative small grants in the broad category of health services research.
LDI’s Call for Proposals seeks to:
Stimulate innovative research ideas among the Penn community,
Encourage the development of new collaborations between investigators of different backgrounds and disciplines
Encourage cross-school collaborations
2010 Funded Projects
The LDI Research
Seminar Series convenes health services research faculty, researchers,
and graduate students for in-depth discussion of health services research
issues, methodological challenges and approaches, study findings,and policy
implications. Seminar abstracts and speaker biographies are available. Seminars are held
on Fridays. Check the LDI Calendar of Events for event details.
Archives of Prior Talks