Operating Grant Award

Assessment of Pain, Psychosocial Variables, Cognitive Variables, and Work Outcomes in Healthcare Workers Registered in PEARS Programs - A Longitudinal Study

To explore the relationship between depression, pain, and specific cognitive factors in healthcare workers who have had a work-related injury, and how these factors influence their ability and the time it will take for them to recover from injury and return safely to work.

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2006

Measuring the Quality of End of Life Care Provided in Inpatient Health Care Settings

To explore differences in satisfaction with the quality of care received at end of life in different types of hospital wards/settings and to better understand the organizational barriers and facilitators that influence how well that care is provided.

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2006

Substance-Using Women and Experiences of Primary Health Care

To analyze the social, political, and economic determinants that influence health status and access to health services among women who use injection drugs and live in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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2006

Changing Prescription Practices to Limit Selection for Resistant Organisms: A Population and System Approach

To evaluate the effectiveness of a three-year BC pilot of “Do Bugs Need Drugs?”, a public and professional education program developed to reduce antibiotic use and the spread of resistant organisms.

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2006

Informed Decision Making: The Interaction Between Sustainable Maternity Care Services and Community Sustainability

To examine the role of maternity care in the sustainability of rural and remote communities, with the goal of assisting decision-makers in understanding the implications for the community and to provide them with a framework for making challenging decisions involving changes to the provision of these and other health services.

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2006

Health Care Operations Analysis to Reduce Attending Times for seniors presenting to the Emergency Department with a Fall

To examine the flow patterns in emergency departments when seniors present with falls, with the goal of improving care for these patients, reducing the time they spend in the ED, and to better understand the economic costs and the proportion of patients who receive health services to prevent future falls.

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2006

Pharmacist-Initiated Intervention Trial in OsteoArthritis

To measure the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary intervention involving pharmacists, physiotherapists and family physicians in the early diagnosis and treatment of individuals who are developing osteoporosis of the knee.

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2006
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Practice Experiences of Rural GP Surgeons in British Columbia

To explore the potential for enhancing the obstetrical skills of GP surgeons as a strategy for maintaining safe and cost-effective maternity care services in small, rural BC communities.

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2005

Seniors Preventative Health Intervention Program

To assess whether a pharmacist in consultation with family physicians can improve medication management for older patients thus reducing hospital admissions, health services and costs due to inappropriate medication use.

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2005

Issues Related to Ethnicity Data Collection in Health Care Settings: A Critical Analysis

To analyze the ethical and other issues related to the collection and use of ethnicity data as a tool for addressing health and health care inequities across population groups.

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2005

Unclogging the Pediatric Emergency Room: Impact of Rapid Viral Diagnostics

To determine if use of a new program to support rapid diagnosis of viral respiratory infections in children will improve patient management and resource use in the Emergency Department by reducing wait time, improving decision making regarding diagnosis and decreasing antibiotic prescriptions.

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2005
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Calculating Health Care Costs Associated with Athsma in BC

To examine the economic costs of asthma in terms of the societal costs (quality of life, lost work days, etc), including the incremental cost-effectiveness of using newer, more expensive drugs that better manage asthma symptoms.

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2005
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Can Telehealth Offer Practical Alternatives for the Delivery of Healthcare Services?

To implement and assess the effectiveness of cancer specialists using telehealth technology to provide consultation services for patients living in rural and remote communities in BC.

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2005

An Integrated Approach to the Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

To institute a standardized protocol for the assessment, surveillance and management of women admitted with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and to monitor the effect of the protocol on health outcomes, resource utilization, place of care, and family/social disruption.

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2005
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