Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net)
RIOS Net is a primary Care Practice-based Research Network (PBRN). A PBRN is a network of practicing primary care clinicians who participate in research related to their practices, patients and communities.
A PBRN can:
- Access phenomena that do not typically exist
in other health care settings.
- Test strategies in the real world of day to day practice.
- Discover how people get sick and how they get well.
What PBRNs Do:
- Study specific conditions/diagnoses/ treatments
- Study the process of primary care
- Study broad topic areas in primary care, e.g., preventive care
- Study linkages between health, health care, and community
What is RIOS Net?
RIOS Net is a voluntary collaboration of clinicians serving the Southwest's low-income, medically under-served and culturally diverse communities.
RIOS Net Priorities
- Diabetes/obesity in youth
- Working more effectively with traditional providers
- Family violence
- Chronic pain
- Hepatitis C
- Alcohol and Drug abuse
- Cancer prevention, including tobacco use
- Access to care
How We Do What We Do
- Clinician surveys, interviews and focus groups
- Biological specimen research
- Patient and community interviews and focus groups
- Practice, system and community based intervention trials
- Education-based research
- Patient Surveys
What You Get
- Working with colleagues on stuff that matters to your patients, your community, your practice and you.
- Want more information? See our presentation.