Patrick Romano, a UC Davis professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been selected to serve on the Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit organization that sets national standards for improving health care.
Romano is widely known as an expert in developing, testing and validating measures of health care quality. As a member of the panel, he will help evaluate measures for scientific acceptability before they are adopted by the NQF for use in initiatives that address value, quality, safety and outcomes in patient care.
In his research, Romano uses outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care and studies the roles of physicians and nurses in optimizing health care quality and safety.
Romano also serves as co-editor in chief of the journal Health Services Research and as lead instructor for UC Davis School of Medicine’s pre-clerkship course on Population Health and Evidence-Based Medicine.
More information about the National Quality Forum is online.