Patient-oriented research (POR) brings together patients, researchers, health care providers and health system decision-makers to improve our health system. POR engages patients in all aspects of the research process to ensure studies and results matter to patients.
When research findings are more relevant, they are more likely to be implemented in our health system and lead to improved patient outcomes.
A patient can include any person with experience of a health condition or receiving health care, including informal caregivers such as family and friends. At the MSSU, we refer to individuals with lived experience involved in research or governance activities as Patient/Public Partners.