OT Faculty Co-Author Health Care Research

CT-OT-cropSarbinaz Bekmuratova, PhD, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions co-authored research titled, “Exploration of Factors Associated with Patient Treatment Completion and Outcomes in Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Nebraska and Iowa.” The research project received 2019 CURAS Faculty Research funding and is aiming to explore the factors associated with high patient treatment completion rates and patient outcomes in outpatient rehabilitation clinics in Nebraska and Iowa. Most of the previous research on healthcare quality focused on inpatient care while a great number of patients utilize outpatient services in different settings. This is a very timely and significant topic as providing high-quality healthcare while reducing the cost in the healthcare industry is a national priority. The findings of the study will inform leadership team and healthcare providers of outpatient clinics locally, as well as health care professionals providing similar services nationally. The study will also contribute to the current body of literature on the factors associated with positive patient outcomes in outpatient settings.