Quality Referral Evolution (QuRE) (pronounced like ‘cure’) is a collaborative initiative between primary care doctors, specialists and patient advisors from Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and the community to improve communications and enhance the consultation/referral process in Alberta.
Inadequate communication leads to delayed access to care, patient frustration, poor compliance to recommendations, and is ultimately a patient safety issue. Our missions is to improve the quality of communication and standards of practice in the consultation/referral process by offering evidence-informed teachings and learning resources. We’ve developed physician resources like a two-sided Checklist, residency workshops and training modules, and are currently working on a Patient Journal patients and caregivers will be able to use when seeing doctors and specialists. If you have questions about QuRE, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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