Getting to know TREC series
#4 - Supporting evidence informed policy
TREC’s research is valuable in setting policy—applying data from our longitudinal platform study to analyze and modify a facility’s work environment, its staffing and services, staff’s use of best healthcare practices, and staff health and well-being. Examples include TREC projects on how and why care aides are rushed in their daily tasks, on burnout among staff, and on length of stay by residents. In addition, TREC’s System Projects are smaller “proof of concept” studies. Stakeholders and TREC researchers jointly identify a problem to analyze, and results often influence policy.