The needs of frail elderly patients hospitalized in acute care are complex. The imperatives of client- and family-centered care require that the voices of frail elderly patients and their families are represented at all levels of health care decision making. Comprehensive assessments of their perceived health outcomes, quality of life concerns, and health care experiences using validated patient- and family-reported outcome and experience measures (referred to as PROMS and PREMs) are critical to the provision of high quality care that addresses the needs and concerns of patients and their families. In this webinar, Dr. Rick Sawatzky and Dr. Eric Chan, Trinity Western University, presented a CFN-funded knowledge synthesis regarding the identification and evaluation of PROMs and PREMs for this population.
CFN believes that caring for the frail elderly is a complex, Canada-wide issue that requires multi-faceted, national strategies and solutions, and our monthly webinars are one way we bring together talented people to focus on this goal.