Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Services

Main lines of research

  • Evidence-based medicine: systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines and clinical trials.
  • Health service evaluations.
  • Methodological research.

Areas of interest

  • Evidence-based medicine.
  • Cancer.
  • Perioperative medicine.
  • Cardiovascular medicine.
  • Public health.
  • Appropriateness.


  • To consolidate our group as a leader organization for evidence synthesis production, research and education, both nationally and internationally.
  • To increase the global profile of the group in the field of guideline methodology and education.
  • To attract international talent in the different areas of interest, as well as succeed to secure international funding, specially from the European Union.
  • To increase shared-decision making in clinical practice, linking guidelines and clinical data.
  • To foster multicenter national and international clinical trials in the area of surgery patients’ safety and perioperative medicine, as well as the area of non-pharmacological interventions, and consolidate both as Transversal Programmes within Sant Pau Research Institute.
  • To promote research and actions oriented to the implementation of the evidence in order to improve quality and appropriateness of the health-care.
  • To consolidate the adoption of a gender perspective into the design, conduct and reporting of our research.

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