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Quality research

Since 2008, healthcare research has been developed with a focus on quality assurance and optimisation of healthcare. The establishment of Steno Diabetes Centre Greenland in 2020 has created further opportunities to strengthen research. The aim of this research is to improve the quality of healthcare in a broad sense. This applies to both the medical professional quality, the patient-perceived quality and the organizational quality.
The research is conducted in close practice with the involvement of the health care system and other actors and aims to create opportunities to improve health services for the benefit of citizens in Greenland. However, the results can also be used by other health systems that experience similar challenges in delivering high health professional quality in remote areas.
To a large extent, the research is based on existing real time health data, which are produced on a daily basis in the Greenlandic Health Service. There is ongoing monitoring of the incidence and quality of treatment of a number of chronic diseases in Greenland such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure.