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MAY 2018
 
IN BRIEF
 
 
THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION (CIHI) RELEASE DATA STANDARDS FOR ONCOLOGY DRUGS

The Partnership and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) have released the Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Data Minimum Data Set (MDS) to collect uniform information on oncology drugs. The data standards are an important first step for standardizing the collection of cancer drug data – a move that will help decision-makers better link real-world evidence with drug funding decisions that affect the sustainability of the cancer control system.

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USING PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES TO IMPROVE CANCER CARE IN CANADA

Over the last several years, we helped eight provinces implement patient-reported outcome (PROs) programs to screen for signs of distress among cancer patients. Read our publication in Current Oncology for a snapshot of the current state of implementation across Canada and for insights on the prevalence and severity of symptoms causing distress in cancer patients.

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THE 2018 PATIENT EXPERIENCE CONSUMER STUDY 2018: THE BERYL INSTITUTE

The Beryl Institute has published an inaugural study to determine how consumers perceive patient experience and how this impacts their expectations around health and health care delivery. The study engaged 2,000 respondents from five countries and found consumers weigh ‘human interaction' more heavily than the ‘processes' and ‘place' when assessing patient experience.

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HOW CAN WE INTRODUCE INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS INTO A PUBLICLY-FUNDED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
 
 
Congratulations to Dr. Craig Earle, Vice-President of Cancer Control at the Partnership on being selected to present this year's Cosbie Lecture and on receiving the 2018 Cosbie Award from the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG). In his lecture, he describes ways to move past the hurdles that arise when innovation outpaces evidence in a publicly-funded health care system.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CANADA: THEN AND NOW
 
 
The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada Journal (HPCDP) has published a collection of studies to provide evidence on the short-term impact of ParticipACTION, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Canadians lead more active lives. The studies evaluate the impact of national social marketing efforts, with a focus on how ParticipACTION's key initiatives affected individual awareness and behaviour, as well as organizational capacity, readiness and advocacy related to physical activity.

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