What is the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research?
Patient-oriented research transforms patients and their families from passive recipients of health services…into proactive partners who help shape health research and health care.
To make patient-oriented research a reality, partnerships were formed between:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Provinces and territories
- Philanthropic organizations
- Academic institutions
- Health charities
The result was SPOR.
What does SPOR do?
- It funds research in areas of importance to patients.
- It creates hubs of expertise in the provinces and territories that unite patients, caregivers, families, policy-makers, and health care providers.
- It builds capacity in patient-oriented research and promotes patient engagement.
What will SPOR achieve?
- For patients, it means having a say in which health topics are researched.
- For researchers, it means benefiting from the perspectives and experiences of patients.
- For the health care system, it means having access to the research evidence that decision-makers and health care providers need to improve care.
For more information on SPOR, please visit the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
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