Transitions in Care
The goal of the CIHR Transitions in Care (TiC) initiative is to improve the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that transforms the health system to optimize the outcomes of individuals experiencing transitions in care.
In their lifetime, every Canadian will experience a transition in care, whether as a client, patient, caregiver, family member, and/or as a member of a community with challenges to access care. Successful care transitions require multi-disciplinary communication and coordination, comprehensive planning, including patient/caregiver education and clinician involvement, and shared accountability during all points of transition. When gaps occur in care transitions, individuals are susceptible to fragmentation in care, poor quality of care, unfavorable experiences, compromised patient safety, and adverse medical events.
The initiative is co-led by the CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), and the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), in collaboration with the Institute of Aging (IA), Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) and the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).
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