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Patient-Oriented Research.

 What is it? 

About Patient Oriented Research 

Patient-oriented research is research done in partnership with patients, answers research questions that matter to patients, and aims to improve health care (Saskatchewan Center for Patient-Oriented Research, 2019).

The level of engagement between researchers and patients can vary from research project to research project.  A patient can be:

Informed: Patients are provided balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem and potential solutions.

Consulted: Patients provide feedback on the research project and decisions.

​Involved: Patients work with researchers directly throughout the process to ensure that their viewpoints are understood and considered.

Collaborated With: Patients are partners in each aspect of the research project.

​Empowered: Final decision making is placed directly in the hands of the patients.