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News & Events | Articles | June 2, 2016

Improving Patient Safety Through Patient-Reported Adverse Outcomes

Wrechelle Ocampo
Research Associate, W21C

June 2, 2016
12:00 - 12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, Ground Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

Presentation Summary:

Patients transitioning from the hospital into the community are vulnerable to adverse outcomes and unplanned readmissions. This presentation will discuss how patient-reported adverse outcomes (PRAOs), from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on improving the transition of care, can identify issues in healthcare and address the need to improve patient safety.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define adverse outcomes and recognize how PRAOs are a valuable tool.
2. Describe the mixed-methods approach used to analyze and interpret PRAOs.
3. Discuss the issues in healthcare identified by PRAOs.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.