Scientific Studies

This is a survey in English, Spanish, French, and German of the experience of people with HIV in receiving treatment for HIV from their physicians. It is being done in collaboration with, a leading international source of patient-focused, high-quality information on HIV and its treatment. The survey explores mental and behavioural characteristics of the patient and the physician in interaction and its relation to survival with HIV infection and health-effective medical practice.

An evidence-based policy study on biopsychosocial medical practice and how it is best configured to meet the needs of people with acute and/or chronic illness.

A study exploring the comprehensive medical needs of people with HIV at all stages of living with HIV with or without overt illness. The study aims to determine an evidence-base for an integrated model of medical practice that is the most health-effective feasible, as a model for similar research in other complex illnesses.

A study to develop a scientifically valid measure of illness-status. This measure is used in case-formulation, the benchmarking of personalised medical outcomes, the measurement of a clinician’s medical effectiveness, and as an index for the purposes of medical governance.

A study to determine which components of clinicians’ behaviours are important in delivering health-effective outcomes in medical practice, including the technical, interpersonal, and organisational and how to measure them best.
A study to determine how to measure the job-performance of administrators at various levels of task in order to facilitate the work of the clinicians in delivering health-effective medical services and in helping patients achieve meaningful outcomes, including in conflict-resolution.
A study to specify the necessary methods and techniques in analysing performance-data and how this can be translated efficiently and meaningfully to non-specialist governance groups for the purpose of medical audit and maintenance of medical-service standards.