Using Health-related Quality of Life Measures to Improve Health and Healthcare
We are honoured to invite Professor David Feeny of McMaster University's Department of Exonomics to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series.
Feeny is a Professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University and one of the founding members of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA).
Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.
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The routine use of health-related quality of life (HRQL) measures in clinical care has the potential at levels throughout the healthcare system to improve the quality of care, the productivity of service delivery, and outcomes for patients (and families) through program evaluation, quality improvement, clinical audit, the individual-level management and monitoring of patients, and report cards on the performance of the healthcare system and its components. I briefly review the rationales for assessing HRQL and major uses of HRQL measures in program evaluation and clinical audit, in assisting in the management of chronic care patients, and in creating report cards on the performance of the system. Finally, I review key implementation issues.
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