Improvement & Research
MEASUREMENT, CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & RESEARCH
Family practices strive for progress through performance measurement and CQI. Patient safety is always a focus, and new ideas are brought to the fore through patient engagement in QI and research activities.
PMHs establish and support CQI programs that evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of teams and the services they provide for patient and provider satisfaction.
Results from CQI are applied and used to enhance operations, services, and programs provided by the PMH.
All members of the health professional team (both clinical and support teams), as well as trainees and patients, will participate in the CQI activity carried out in each PMH.
PMHs support their physicians, other health professionals, students, and residents to initiate and participate in research carried out in their practice settings.
PMHs function as ideal sites for community-based research focused on patient health outcomes and the effectiveness of care and services.
There is evidence from across Canada that the PMH model is making a difference. Visit our Evidence page to see it for yourself!
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