July 20 2017
Our team recently contributed to an article published in BMJ Open, entitled Low-value clinical practices in injury care: a scoping review protocol
Preventable injuries lead to 200 000 hospital stays, 60 000 disabilities, and 13 000 deaths per year in Canada with direct costs of $20 billion. Overall, potentially unnecessary medical interventions are estimated to consume up to 30% of healthcare resources and may expose patients to avoidable harm. However, little is known about overuse for acute injury care. We aim to identify low-value clinical practices in injury care.
This review will contribute new knowledge on low-value clinical practices in acute injury care. Our results will support the development indicators to measure resource overuse and inform policy makers on potential targets for deadoption in injury care.
Authors : Moore L, Boukar KM, Tardif PA, Stelfox HT, Champion H, Cameron P, Gabbe B, Yanchar N, Kortbeek J, Lauzier F, Légaré F, Archambault P, Turgeon AF.
July 18 2017
The 5th Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference will be held at the Centre des congrès de Québec from August 17th to August 19th 2017.
Preventing Overdiagnosis is gathering of likeminded scientists coming together to share opinions ideas and solutions to the growing problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment and how best to tackle to burden of overdiagnosis in today’s Health Care system.
This annual event is an ideal environment for Health Scientists, Researchers and Consumer/Citizen Advocates to present ongoing research, results and ideas.
June 29 2017
Science journalist Valérie Borde, who has worked with our team on popularizing knowledge about SDM, has won the 2016 Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism. This fellowship promotes excellence in written, broadcast and online investigative journalism.
This award will enable her to spend four months investigating the extent to which Canadian institutions protect the Canadian population against fradulent claims and fraudulent food products.
We so proud to work with Ms Borde!
June 29 2017
Congratulations to our new team member Simon Décary & colleagues, who have just published a letter in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology about using the SURE tool for screening for decisional conflict in primary care.
Decisional conflict screening for a diversity of primary care decisions. Are we SURE yet? Decary S, Dion M, Rivest LP, Renaud JS, Robitaille H, Légaré F.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 22. pii: S0895-4356(17)30276-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.06.010. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
June 20 2017
Congratulations to our colleague Rheda Adekpedjou, PhD student in epidemiology at Université Laval, for receiving the Brian Haynes Annual Poster Award for a Trainee. Jeremy Grimshaw used the word "brilliant". The award was given during the KT-Canada Annual Scientific Meeting on June 15th and 16th 2017 at the Hotel Le Concorde in Quebec City.
June 05 2017
Congratulations to all the members of our team who participated in the 4th Health Research Day of the SP-POS axis on June 1st. Three of our colleagues won prizes!
Marie-Ève Poitras won the prize for Best Poster Presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow; results or protocol postdoc – Group 1.
Lionel Adisso won the prize for Best Poster Presentation; Results PhD - Group 1.
Rhéda Adekpedjou won the prize for Best Oral Presentation of an Abstract.
June 05 2017
Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, together with the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec, have launched an online platform called « Tous pour la recherche » (Everyone for research). They invited the public to share thoughts and ideas about research projects they would like to see, so that research funds can be directed towards the issues that matter the most to the people of Quebec right now. For more information, click here.
The official goals of the platform :
1-To propose at least thirty new ideas to the FRQ boards to better invest in health research in Quebec
2- To bring new data to leaders and stakeholders which will guide the FRQ-S’s strategies for the next years.
3- To raise awareness among at least ten thousand new people about the importance of research in social and economic development for the province of Quebec in the future.
May 29 2017
The SPOR SUPPORT unit of Quebec recently produced a video about patient-centred research strategies, featuring Mr. Jean Légaré, patient representative, and Dr. France Légaré. In the interview, they talk about projects that they have conducted together, about the importance of patient-centred research, and how it has changed patients’ lives. You can watch it by clicking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juQypllxJCU
May 25 2017
Our team has published an article in ZEFQ – The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, entitled Shared decision making in Iran: Current and future trends.
In Iran, even though there is some legislation about informed consent and patients’ rights, there are no specific policies regarding SDM. Nor are there programs to develop or evaluate decision support tools, such as decision aids. Also, although some health professionals in Iran are interested in SDM, there are no policies or clear strategies to implement SDM in the Iranian national health system. However, there is potential for SDM in Iran. Collaboration between patients, health professionals, policy makers and the government are needed to promote SDM.
May 25 2017
Our team recently published an article about SDM in West Africa, entitled Shared decision making in West Africa – The forgotten area, in ZEFQ – The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care.
Little attention has been paid to SDM in West Africa. Some decision-making tools are available, but very few support decisions among patients, and there are no known programs for implementing SDM in healthcare teams. Some obstacles are the lack of options, financial resources and low levels of education. However, some SDM innovations that have been developed for low-literacy populations could be dapted to West Africa. This study presents the challenges and possibilities of SDM in West Africa and proposes an SDM research agenda for West Africa. The authors hope to awaken an interest in SDM in the region among all possible stakeholders, from patients to health institutions.