Study profiles

  1. Evaluating, assessing and understanding community presentation and disease burden of influenza and influenza-like illness in primary care settings in Alberta
  2. Using the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) Database to Measure Patient Outcomes for Graduates of the University of Calgary Family Medicine Residency Program: A Pilot Study
  3. Primary Care Pathway for Childhood Asthma
  4. Developing and testing the validity of case definitions for pelvic floor disorders in women who consult family medicine practice in Canada
  5. Speech and language disorders in older Canadians: Epidemiologic primary care-based research using the CPCSSN database
  6. Team-based co-management of diabetes in rural primary care
  7. Identifying urinary tract infections and nursing home acquired pneumonia in long-term care
  8. The Better Living Programme: improving cancer care in rural settings
  9. The influence of sleep quality and burnout on the career intentions of family physicians
  10. Using EMR data to evaluate a physician-developed lifestyle plan for obese patients in primary care
  11. Patient-centered care plans: the effect of multidisciplinary involvement on health outcomes in primary care
  12. MRSA colonization amongst patients of a small community hospital: a prevalence study
  13. The qualities of a pharmacist-managed warfarin protocol in long-term care
  14. The use of nabilone for the treatment of pain in a tertiary chronic pain centre
  15. Patient and health care provider satisfaction with a new model of rural obstetric care
  16. Complex chronic disease and high system use: investigating patient profiles, resource use and health outcomes
  17. Older adults with dementia and their use of acute care services in Alberta
  18. Adult asthma validation

General Study Information:

In order to respond consistently to requests for access to clinics for the purposes of recruiting for trials or other studies the following criteria must be met:
1.) The study must have a primary health care provider or researcher in a leadership role (Principal investigator or investigator);

2.) The study must be judged by the SAPCReN committee as being important, relevant and timely for primary care system development; 

3.) All costs associated with implementing the study in SAPCReN clinics must be accommodated within the project budget;

4.) All participation by SAPCReN clinics, providers and patients is voluntary;

5.) All participation by SAPCReN itself is voluntary.