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Virtual Care & Access: Patient Advisory Committee

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Patient Perspective: Does virtual care improve access to health care?

Opportunity Purpose
Virtual care is when a patient receives direct care from their doctor or a health care provider via telephone, video, or even a text or email. Virtual care was not widely available to most British Columbians until the COVID-19 pandemic started. This research project seeks to understand whether virtual care improved access to health care for British Columbians. The patient perspective in understanding this is crucial.

Details
Patient partners will be given an opportunity to participate in several ways:
1. to complete a brief survey and submit it via email;
2. have a one on one interview with the researcher via telephone; or
3. participate in a patient advisory committee via telephone or video conference to discuss the research questions as a group. A summary of findings with be shared with patient partners to verify accuracy.

Eligibility
Age: 14 Years – 100 Years Old

From Our Community

Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.