- cancer, chronic disease, decision making, global health, health policy, outcomes research, patient-provider communication, quality, performance & process improvement, rhinosinusitis
Dr. Schneider is interested in how patients and physicians make health care decisions under their unique organizational and environmental constraints. In particular, as national initiatives promote shared decision-making in an effort to achieve “high-quality” health care, we need more research on what impedes and enhances the decision-making processes for patients and physicians. Rhinosinusitis, Dr. Schneider’s clinical focus, offers a unique platform for analysis as it involves a broad range of decision-making including acute and non-acute decisions, decisions for elective vs. non-elective procedures, and cost considerations for stakeholders. It further offers opportunity to study how disease impact in non-health related quality of life affects clinical decision-making.