Dr. Alain Bitton of McGill University and a team working with the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada PACE Network recently focused on addressing the variation in care delivered to IBD patients. The goal was to have created a comprehensive set of health care quality indicators to be measured in clinical practice in view of guiding and improving the quality of care. The process included patients and healthcare providers. The result was the selection of 45 quality indicators including 6 patient-informed indicators. The 45 quality indicators addressed a variety of areas of care including services and specialist care offered, IBD therapy, healthcare utilization and patient satisfaction.
Their work was recently published in the IBD Journal here
This research is part of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada PACE Network, Canada’s first national network of IBD Centres of Excellence working to address gaps in care for people living with Crohn’s and colitis. Learn more