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A person with stitches on their knee, which is wrapped in gauze, uses a walker.

A recent UM study involving people who needed knee-replacement surgery is an example of engaging patients in George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation-supported research.

$30 million for patient-oriented research in Manitoba: Funding will strengthen patient voice in health research and health system

Manitoba patients, their families and caregivers will continue to have direct input into health research and what works best in the health-care system, thanks to $6.6 million in Phase 2 funding from the pan-Canadian initiative called the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).

The initiative, led by the federally funded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), connects patients and researchers who work together to improve service delivery and practice.

“Our work at CIHR has made patient-oriented research no longer just a concept in Canada; patients and researchers are working together to produce measurable improvements in service delivery and health-care practice across the country,” said Dr. Michael Strong, president of CIHR.

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