The Division of Family Medicine research focus is mainly directed towards action research related to the state health services at the primary and district levels of care. The areas we are concentrating on are:

  • Chronic diseases of lifestyle - effective auditing and cost-effective management of patients
  • Quality of care indicators for primary care outcomes including the use of the PCAT tool and PROMS (patient related outcome measures in Palliative Care)
  • Improving access to health care at the clinic, CHC and District Hospital levels for example waiting times, language barriers etc.
  • Partnering with the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Unit and the Mitchell's Plain District Hospital (MDHS), Western Cape Government Department of Health, in identifying suitable student projects which could be developed further to improve services
  • Educational research related to the courses we teach