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Let’s All Go to the PROM: The Case for Routine Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Canadian Healthcare

 

Kim McGrail, Stirling Bryan and Jennifer Davis have penned the lead article in the latest issue of Healthcare Papers calling for more extensive use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in Canadian healthcare.  Their premise is that improvement depends on information, and more specifically information about outcomes of care. Current outcomes information is limited and tends to focus on measures of failure rather than measures of success. They argue that PROMs must become part of regular data collection in the healthcare system, and offer three recommendations for action.

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Stirling Bryan and team receive $100,000 funding from CIHR to conduct a Systematic Review and Expedited Knowledge Synthesis.

The project is titled "Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in the Context of Primary Health Care Reform: A Systematic Review and Expedited Knowledge Synthesis." What are the most effective ways to measure the health outcome changes, as reported by patients themselves, resulting from primary health care reforms? Our emphasis on outcomes as reported by patients themselves is driven by a belief that individual patients are the best judges of their own welfare. 

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The British Columbia Abortion Provider's Survey (BCAPS): Comparing Pratice and Challenges in Rural Vs. Urban Settings
Event date: Monday, February 06, 2012, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Location: Room 700 of the VGH Research Pavillion

 

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Article among top 25 downloads on the Annals Of Emergency Medicine homepage.

 

Boris Sobolev, Corinne Hohl, Jeff Brubacher, Lisa Kuramoto, Riyad Abu-Laban, Bohdan Noysk, Sam Sheps and Peter Zed are the proud authors of Outcomes of Emergency Department Patients Presenting with Adverse Drug Events.

Among the hundreds of thousands of Annals articles downloaded from Science Direct each year, this article was ranked among the top 25 downloads from July-September 2011.

 

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Jennifer Davis publishes an article: International comparison of cost of falls in older adults living in the community

Jennifer Davis' article titled "International comparison of cost of falls in older adults living in the community" was published in Osteoporosis International.

You can view the entire article, International comparison of cost of falls in older adults living in the community.

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Dr. Stirling Bryan co-authors a publication - Hypothetical versus real preferences: results from an opportunistic field experiment

A recent Publication / Report published by Dr. Stirling Bryan, the Centre Director:

Title:
Hypothetical versus real preferences: results from an opportunistic field experiment

Authors:
Stirling Bryan, Sue Jowett

Summary:

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Congratulations to Dr. Stirling Bryan and team on their recent CIHR success

Dr. Stirling Bryan, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation; UBC Dept of Medicine, along with co-investigators Margaret McGregor, Najib Ayas, Jennifer Baumbusch, Mimi Doyle-Waters, Lisa Kuramoto, and Ellen Balka, received $110,000 through CIHR's pilot Expedited Knowledge Synthesis competition for their evidence synthesis on "Nurse staffing and training requirements in long-term care facilities". The 6-month project involves working with policy makers in the Saskatchewan Health Ministry to inform judgements on appropriate nurse staffing in long-term care facilities.

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Dr. Etminan published a case-control study on the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with oral bisphosphonates.
Abstract Background: Gastrointestinal injuries including gastric ulcers have been reported with oral bisphosphonate therapy. However, the risk of the more serious upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) especially in the community setting with these drugs is unknown. Similarly, the risk of UGB among users of both bisphosphonates and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the community is also unknown. We conducted a pharmacoepidemiologic study to explore these two questions.
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