PACE Outcomes

The brilliant minds behind the PACE network are finding new ways to improve care. Their research projects aim to improve health outcomes, address gaps in care, and develop solutions that can create changes in the public healthcare system. Keep reading to learn more about some of our biggest accomplishments.

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Improving Rural Care

The telemedicine program has shown to reduced wait times to see a gastroenterologist in rural regions in Ontario, which leads to better outcomes, including lower risk of surgery or being kept for unplanned observation in the hospital. 

Digital Health

Digital health technology has the potential to reduce emergency department visits and unplanned hospitalizations for individuals living with IBD.

Measuring Healthcare Delivery

The web-based self-assessment tool is available to healthcare providers for measuring the care they provide and identifying areas of improvement. 

Standardizing Care: Treatment Decisions

Clinical care pathways are now available to guide treatment decisions and prevent unnecessary steroid use for maintenance therapy. 

Follow the links below to stay up to date on the PACE network’s successes and learn the latest research findings published in academic journals.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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