Patient Centered Measurement Data
The Acute Inpatient 2016/17 Survey asked patients about their health-related quality of life and their experiences with the quality of care and services received as an inpatient in one of 78 acute care hospitals and two freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in British Columbia.
Date range: September 1, 2016 - March 31st 2017
The 2018 Emergency Department Survey asked patients about their health-related quality of life and their experiences with the quality of care and services received from one of 108 emergency department facilities in British Columbia.
Date range: January 1, 2018-March 31, 2018
Important Additional Information
Since 2003, the BC Patient-Centred Working Group (PCMWG) has led BC's strategy for patient-centred measurement, using scientifically rigorous survey instruments that give people who use BC's health care services the opportunity to assess the quality and safety of the health care system from their perspective. Patients’ self-reports of their experiences (and more recently, since 2016, their health related quality of life/health care outcomes) are solicited using PREMS (patient reported experience measures) and PROMS (patient reported outcome measures).
To date, province-wide coordinated sector surveys have been conducted in the Emergency Department sector, Long Term Care sector, Acute (inpatient) sector, Outpatient Cancer Care sector, and Mental Health and Substance Use sector. The results of past surveys are publicly available. These are large scale surveys with all locations where services are provided in BC included.
The release of the Acute Inpatient 2016/17 survey is the first time researchers will have access to the results of the PCM surveys conducted between 2003 and 2018. The "raw" survey data will be available via Population Data BC to conduct secondary analyses and inform patient-oriented research. Data from the Acute IP 2016/17 survey has been released first, followed by data from the Emergency Department 2018 survey. The release of data from each sector will occur in conjunction with the availability of support materials.
The Office of PCM wants to support researchers who are interested in exploring and using the PCM data. Researchers may contact Ben Chou at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or if interested in receiving more information.