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The implications of reporting patient-reported outcomes of elective surgery on policy: A case study from Canada.

Presented by Professor Jason M. Sutherland,  from the University of British Columbia (UBC), School of Population and Public Health

When: Tuesday 7th May, 12pm
Where: University of Technology Sydney CB05D.02.20

This seminar is free,  just register by 6th May 2019. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-jason-sutherland-tickets-60729074296

Abstract

Patient-reported outcomes are becoming more common for measuring outcomes from a patient perspective. The value of continual investment on reducing queues in elective surgery on patients’ outcomes and the health system is unclear. In Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the region that
encompasses Vancouver Canada, and home to over one million people, a program has been established to measure gain in health attributable to elective surgery in the region’s six acute care hospitals. This research program has been measuring health, depression, pain and functional gain in eight surgical programs across the region’s hospitals.

This talk will feature the process that established the program, the selection of patient-reported outcome measures, data collection challenges, communication of findings, emerging results and gaps in disseminating patient-reported outcomes for surgery.

Biography

Dr Jason M. Sutherland is a Professor in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, and is a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Professor Sutherland has extensive experience in methods, evaluation and health policy. His research interests include: studying the effects of changing the incentives of hospital funding, and investigating the links between funding policy and patient reported health outcomes (PROMS)