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Tri-Cities doctors look to improve care with new surveys

A bonus? Each completed survey counts as one entry into a draw to win a $50 gift card.

A local group of family physicians is looking for residents to participate in a series of surveys to improve how health care is delivered across the Tri-Cities and New Westminster.

The nine surveys aim to capture a variety of perceptions and experiences of people dealing with chronic pain, cancer and challenges with mental health and substance use. Other surveys focus on how pregnant mothers have interacted with health care services and how families or patients have navigated end-of-life care. 

Responses to the survey will be analyzed and used to design or improve the delivery of health care in the region, according to Kristan Ash, executive director of the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice.

A bonus? Each completed survey counts as one entry into a draw to win a $50 gift card.

The surveys are open now and will remain so until Nov. 30: 

  1. Chronic Pain – Anyone who has experienced pain for longer than three months
  2. Maternity – Anyone who is currently pregnant or has given birth within the last three years
  3. Mental Health – Adults who have experienced mental health symptoms and/or substance use
  4. Palliative Care – Patients or their families/caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness.
  5. Older Adult – Patients or their families/caregivers who are experiencing multiple diagnosis and chronic conditions and have experience with multiple doctors and services
  6. Geriatric Psychiatry - Older adults with cognitive impairments
  7. Women's Health - Experiences of women who have pelvic floor, urinary incontinence, or any urogynecological concerns
  8. Primary Care Network - Experience with accessing care in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster, and what is important to you as a patient
  9. Cancer Care
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