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Research activities are an integral part of the mission of the HUG and are carried out in close collaboration with the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine and the Haute Ecole de Santé (HES) de Genève [Geneva Higher School of Health].
The research carried out by the HUG is patient-focused and is called clinical research. The purpose of these clinical studies may be to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a method of diagnosis or a treatment, or to improve health professionals’ knowledge about a disease or a health field.
Patients, caregivers and professionals are involved in the partnership and you can see this commitment through their Patients as Partners actions shown on an interactive map.
You can view them for the HUG as a whole, or by department/division, by initiator category, and by level of involvement of patients or caregivers.
The Patient as Partners (PP) project of the 20/20 strategy, supported by the HUG General Directorate, aims to develop the institutional culture of partnership at each step of patient care, in all care specialties, as well as in areas such as hospitality, teaching, or governance.
This project unfolds with the creation of an HUG PP relationship model, the creation of a partnership platform, the continuous recruitment of patients and caregivers and the enhancement and networking of the existing partnership at the HUG. The creation and teaching of the partnership occur through the support of patients, caregivers, and professionals.
Patient satisfaction is a priority for the HUG. Achieving this not only relies on the quality of care provided, but also respect for the individual and their needs. Employees strive to give every single patient a level of welcome and care that is worthy of their expectations.
As public institutions, the HUG undertake to provide high quality services to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. To take account of changing needs, the HUG now want to find a constructive way to include patients and their relatives in discussions aimed at improving the quality of services.