Research presents opportunities for better patient care.
Research is essential to inform and improve health outcomes, health promotion, and the development of effective health care services.
Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) conducts and supports research to strengthen the knowledge base of primary health care providers and facilitate the use of research evidence in primary health care practice.
Our research governance is essential to
Health research may be undertaken in a number of ways. It may include
Health research methods must respect the doctor-patient or practitioner-patient relationship at all times and follow research and professional Codes of Ethics. General Practices are the caretakers of patients' information.
Health research provides opportunities for
Population health research is about identifying trends and issues for a population so that health can be maximized at an individual level.
RAPHS uses health information and data to provide healthcare services that meet the needs of the Rotorua population.