Patient-oriented research offers an opportunity to make health research more responsive to the priorities of patients and the health care system.
This page features engagement opportunities in patient-oriented research supported by PVN and the BC SUPPORT Unit. Just choose the ones that interest you and RSVP!
What is Patient-Oriented Research?
Traditionally, patients have mostly been the subjects of health research, or “study participants.” Patient-oriented research is different, as it:
- Is done in partnership with patients (often as part of the research team!);
- Answers research questions that matter to patients; and
- Aims to improve health outcomes and to enhance patients’ experiences by using evidence to inform decisions at all levels in the health care system.