WHO IS HEALTH QUALITY ONTARIO?
Health Quality Ontario is a provincial agency ensuring our health care system delivers high quality care, a positive patient experience and responsible use of health care dollars. This includes evaluating the effectiveness of health care technologies and services through a review called health technology assessments (HTAs).
WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY?
Health Quality Ontario is currently reviewing a Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheters for patients with bladder-emptying problems due to various health conditions. The purpose is to understand whether this program should be more broadly funded in Ontario. A key part of this review is to make sure the lived-experience of patients that use/experience intermittent catheters and their families is taken into account.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are looking to speak to patients and their families that may have had experience with using intermittent catheters.
WHY GET INVOLVED? This review will result in a recommendation to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care about the public funding of Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheters. The views, values, and experiences of patient and caregivers are of vital importance to this review.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
We are hoping to conduct interviews through the end of December, 2017. If you are interested in participating, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at HQO:
David Wells, Patient, Caregiver and Public Engagement
(416) 323-6868 x710 David.Wells@hqontario.ca
Jean-Philippe Crete, Patient, Caregiver and Public Engagement
(416) 323-6868 x 209 JeanPhilippe.Crete@hqontario.ca