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Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Nick Bansback

November 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street

Nick Bansback
Scientist and Program Head – Decision Sciences, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Abstract: Patients are increasingly being asked to complete Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to describe their health. Currently, the predominant utilization of PROMs data is at the system level through the analysis of aggregate data and comparing outcomes across providers. While this can benefit patients indirectly over time, there is less utilization of PROMs at the clinical decision-making level. Opportunities to use PROMs data include: (1) comparing individual’s outcomes to others, (2) understanding what outcomes patients might expect in the future, and (3) looking at how outcomes have changed over time. This presentation will describe an ongoing study that is using these approaches to inform patients and their surgeon considering whether to undergo knee arthroplasty. The wider implication of this work beyond the clinical context, towards encouraging a learning health care system, will be discussed. Open source software that enables clinicians and researchers to implement these approaches will be demonstrated.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2017-2018 WiP schedule.


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