Patients and IBD Healthcare Providers Work Together to Create Measures to Improve Quality of Care

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 (abstract only). 

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

  • 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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