Ai-Hsien Li, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Supervisor: Peter Liu, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Vascular diseases and its complications account for the major causes of mortality and morbidity in Canada and worldwide. Models of prevention strategies and care delivery for vascular conditions are highly variable across Canada, but when carefully deliberated and implemented, can potentially affect quality, costs and outcomes for care of vascular conditions. There is currently no compendium of the various vascular prevention or care models across Canada, nor potential comparative effectiveness evaluation and construction of optimal models of vascular prevention and delivery. The MOVnPICC team proposes to seek to (1) complete an inventory of the different models of care for both acute and chronic vascular related conditions across Canada; and (2) To compare the strategies, guideline adherence, resource implications and potential evaluations of the care delivery models as they exist today, where the data is available. This is in preparation for Phase II project where international comparisons will be made, and evaluations of the various models and their advantages and disadvantages will be sought.
This project proposal is directly in line with the Theme I of the CIHR funded Vascular Network Program – Optimizing prevention and delivery of care of vascular conditions. This project specifically is designed to address the second priority area for pilot projects in addressing “Inventory of Models of the Prevention and Management of Vascular Conditions in Canada”.