Who comprises the complex chronic disease population? What are the metrics required in primary care? What approaches will maximize health and quality of life outcomes?
Primary care and family health practices provide an important role in complex chronic disease prevention, treatment and support for patients and their families. Many of the individuals are not only dealing with multi-morbidity, but also facing challenges associated with socio-economic and/or social circumstances. Primary care and population health research can provide clarity about complex chronic disease and its determinants, and produce strategies to reduce the prevalence and impact of complex chronic disease.
Research will be conducted in partnership with the Primary Care Research Unit at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), the Centre for Inner City Health and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, Anishnawbe Health, the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Glasgow, and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.