CRD is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is a department of the University of York.

We provide research-based information about the effects of health and social care interventions via our databases and undertake systematic reviews evaluating the research evidence on health and public health questions of national and international importance.

The findings of our research outputs are widely disseminated and have impacted on health care policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Read more...



Triage and minimising crowding in emergency departments

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Identifying the evidence for systematic reviews

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"World leading research"

The world leading research undertaken by CRD has been recognised by the University of York's ranking as equal 7th for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. CRD was part of a joint submission with the Department of Health Sciences, the Centre for Health Economics and the Hull York Medical School. The results show that 83% of our research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. The impact of our research on health and wellbeing was ranked equal 7th and our research environment was ranked equal first for “vitality and sustainability”.

The University of York was ranked 14th overall and 10th for the impact of its research. For further information on how the university performed, follow this link..

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Page last updated: 22 January 2015