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What is patient-oriented research?

Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners, focuses on patient-identified priorities and improves patient outcomes. This research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams in partnership with relevant stakeholders, aims to apply the knowledge generated to improve healthcare systems and practices.

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Our success stories explore how patients are engaged in research and the value patient-oriented research brings to the Maritimes.

What is a SUPPORT Unit?

SUPPORT Units provide specialized services to researchers, patients, clinicians, policy makers and SPOR-funded entities to conduct patient-oriented research. SUPPORT is an acronym for Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials.

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