Quality Referral Evolution

Improving Communication Between Patients & Physicians

About QuRE

Quality Referral Evolution (QuRE) (pronounced 'cure') is an initiative to improve communication between doctors, specialists, and patients during the referral process. QuRE provides checklists, resources, and residency workshops focused on improving the quality of referrals and consult notes among service providers, and on helping patients better manage their experience throughout the referral process. The initiative is a collaboration between Alberta Health Services, primary care doctors, surgeons and specialists, patient advisors, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Primary Care Networks, and the community.

Resources for Patients & Caregivers

Meeting with your family doctor or specialist? Use our new Patient & Caregiver Journal for helpful information and questions you can ask about referrals and consultations.

Resources for Physicians/NPs

Are you a referring provider or specialist? Use the QuRE checklist and resources below to improve the quality of referrals.


If you have questions about QuRE, email us at access.ereferral@ahs.ca