The Pragmatic Trials Collaborative is a group of practicing primary care providers (including family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists) coming together to improve the care of patients and answer pivotal healthcare questions along the way. It is a western Canadian initiative with members in British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB) and is looking to expand quality improvement network to other provinces.
Working behind the scenes, we enable practitioners (with little or no impact on practice workflow) to evaluate whether practice changes they are introducing affect important patient-oriented outcomes. Most recently, the Pragmatic Trials Collaborative has received funding to complete a large randomized controlled trial looking at hypertension management in primary care. This trial has the potential to be the largest clinical primary care trial in Canada.
More information about Measuring What Matters is available on the Pragmatic Trials Collaborative website.