Plastische, Ästhetische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie

In Austria, this is the first universitary unit that explicitly deals with the issues of "Safety and Sustainability in Health Care". In close cooperation and networking with the LKH-Univ. Hospital Graz, Quality and Risk Management Unit (Head: Gerald Sendlhofer), relevant topics in the field of health care are dealt together with the Research Unit.

We conduct research in the field of patient safety, sustainable health care and their implementation into medical practice.

The aim is to deal with the development of patient safety-relevant aspects, the implementation of methods, tools or devices as well as their sustainability and thus make a significant contribution to patient safety and sustainable health care.

It is our aim to become the first point of contact in the field of implementation and sustainability research in German-speaking countries and thus to make a significant contribution to research, teaching and the treatment of this complex of topics.

Head of the Research Unit

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Lars-Peter Kamolz,  MSc
T: +43 316 385 14685

Focus on implementation and sustainability research


Our goals

  • Increase in patient, employee and organizational safety
  • Establishing research in the area of ​​patient safety
  • Establishing research in the field of sustainability in health care
  • Networking of experts from the Med Uni Graz and the LKH-Univ. Klinikum Graz with external partners
  • Establishment and expansion of the research unit into a recognized institution in the German-speaking and international area
  • Support of the general topic "Sustainable Health Research" of the Med Uni Graz

Our projects

  • Quality and risks in the surgical setting
  • Medication safety issues
  • Patient information and health literacy
  • Speak-up culture
  • Impact of digitization on professional skills development
  • Establishing digital solutions to minimize risk