From Volumes to Valued Experiences: Measurement and the Challenge before Us Academic Article uri icon

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  • We are grateful for the thoughtful discussion and ideas put forth in this issue on the measurement of healthcare experiences. Our colleagues, who span multiple jurisdictions across Canada and internationally, agree that we need to do a better job at engaging patients and families in their care and measuring their experiences across health services and sectors. In this response paper, we reflect on three core content areas that were identified across the eight papers in this issue: the role of context and engagement-capable environments; approaches to improve the measurement of experience and acting on results; and challenges that must be attended to in our quest to make our healthcare systems work better.


  • Kuluski, Kerry
  • Nelson, Michelle
  • Tracy, C
  • Alloway, Carole
  • Shorrock, Charles
  • Shearkhani, Sara
  • Upshur, Ross

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  • October 30, 2017