Research The basis for continuous improvement
The scientific work carried out by the Teaching, Research and Development department supports the clinic’s departments and thus helps improve patient care. Our research work is continuously providing new insights into the treatment of orthopaedic patients and reinforcing Schulthess Klinik’s international reputation as a centre of excellence.
Clinical research is the methodical search for generalisable scientific knowledge. The subjects of these studies range from causes, prevention, diagnoses, treatment and epidemiology of problems with a person’s physical or psychological health.
There are two ways to compile study data: recording it in a register or collecting it in clinical studies. A register documents the health-related personal data collected routinely in daily clinical practice, while clinical studies, also known as clinical trials, are research projects involving people being given a treatment and investigating the effects of that treatment on the health of the human body.