Who can make use of the guide?
The guide is designed to help healthcare providers incorporate any patient-centred measure/assessment tool into their practice and organizations to enhance patient-centred healthcare decisions [see patient-centred approach]. It highlights anticipated needs and circumstances (barriers and enablers) influencing providers to discuss practical information for sustained uptake of patient-centred measures.
As such, the guide can be used by healthcare providers, project managers, healthcare managers and leaders, government leaders and decision makers, patient stakeholder groups and post-secondary educational institutions.
What is included?
The goal is to facilitate routine use of patient-centred measures by healthcare providers in all practice areas.
General questions being answered are, for example:
- What do providers need (e.g., knowledge and skill acquisition) to make use of these tools?
- How can providers inform patient care by responding to the measurement results?
- What motivates providers?
- What strategies can be used to assist providers?
- What factors enable providers for initial and sustained use?
How to use?
This resource guide provides practical information that complements existing user guides, resources, and tools about patient-centred measurement implementation with a specific focus on the healthcare providers.
This resource guide is based on the following assumptions:
- Patient-centred measures are one type of information that is considered in the context of other clinical-based outcomes.
- Patient-centred measures can aid in shared decision-making between providers and patients.
- Routine incorporation of patient-centred measures in HPCs’ practice may have a positive impact on patient health outcomes.
- Measurement is patient-driven in such a way that the tools are individualized or tailored for diverse patients and populations.
- Patient-centred measures can be used within patient-provider encounters (individual level), rather than solely for quality and safety initiatives (meso or macro level).
- Implementation of patient-centred measurement into clinical practice is a “complex intervention.”
- Patient-centred measures being implemented by clinicians provide a fair representation of patients' needs, experiences, values, preferences and so forth.
- Clinical care decisions are not solely determined by healthcare providers (see shared decision making).
- A patient-centered approach or patient-centred care has been adopted by whomever is implementing patient-centred measures (nothing about us without us).
- Patient-centred measures are one way that patient-provider therapeutic encounters can be more person-focused.