The ODPRN is funded by Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU) and the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MHLTC), as well as The Keenan Research Centre of St. Michael's Hospital, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
The Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary has 12 large prescription classes. The Ontario MHLTC pays for some drug classes, for some patients (Ontario Drug Benefit Program). Seniors have subsidies, as do people on ODSP (disability), residents of LTC, receive social assistance, are enrolled in a home care program, or in hospital. Administrative Claims Data is an historical archive of all submitted medical claims for specific services by patients in Ontario.Great discussions from #ODPRNCitizens on how they want to be involved in the research process! #patientengagement pic.twitter.com/BJlJTpid4Z— ODPRN (@ODPRN_Research) August 6, 2016
Research on the data allows the MHLTC to answer questions, ensure the efficacy of drugs prescribed, and track the effect of changes to drug policy.The importance of #PatientOrientedResearch and how the #ODPRNCitizens panel fits in @danateresa_ pic.twitter.com/DEhas0LBk2— ODPRN (@ODPRN_Research) August 6, 2016
For example, through good research, the government has saved money by changing the number of diabetes test strips available to patients, making the testing process more effective. They have also changed the high-strength opioid formula making it less susceptible to being abused by those using it for recreation.
What research topics are you interested in? #ODPRNCitizens panel members provide their #patientpref pic.twitter.com/oyaLOYasfD— ODPRN (@ODPRN_Research) August 6, 2016
Here are some groups who are covered...