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Better Care

Within the Commission’s Better Health, Better Care and Better Value framework for inquiry, the Better Care theme speaks to a core motivation of Canadian nurses. Nurses are, after all, the leading providers and guardians of care at every level in our health care system. Research also confirms that registered nursing services improve health outcomes. Registered nurses are also the most widely available and relevant professional services for the majority of citizens.

The Commission wants to know more about how individuals experience health care interventions and hopes to identify the innovative, effective and efficient systems and models that will help nurses to deliver better care.


To inform the Commission in areas where more advanced analysis and knowledge than could be gleaned from existing literature was needed, three peer-reviewed research syntheses were commissioned through our partner, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF). The commissioned research illuminates the Commission’s triple aim framework of Better Health, Better Care, Better Value.

The research paper entitled Better care: An analysis of nursing and health care system outcomes headed by research lead, Dr. Gina Browne, from McMaster University, strongly influenced the Commission’s final report and recommendations.

Full research report [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Executive Summary [PDF, 391 KB]

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