Intelligent Analysis

Searching for answers to difficult yet important questions about health care policy is our everyday work. The allocation of scarce organs for transplantation, the identification of best practices for dialysis patients across cultures and economic systems — these are some of the challenging areas we study. We employ many options, including large-scale prospective studies, original data collection, and analysis of existing databases — to find evidence that supports effective practice. Our analysts contribute at every step in these investigations, from study design and detailed biostatistical analysis to the identification of research implications for health care practice and policy. Close ties between Arbor Research and the biostatisticians and clinicians at the University of Michigan bolster our ability to perform rigorous research. 

Existing Data Integration

Sometimes the most valuable databases are existing ones, systems that are geared toward health care administration rather than research. Our experience adapting such databases for statistical outcomes research is considerable. We work extensively with national Medicare data, as well as with other private and public databases. Such integration can validate a study, increase its sample size, and enhance its statistical power.