We’ve completed our engagement with other organizations to obtain feedback on our patient preference white paper. This is but one of several foundational research investigations that comprise the three pillars of evidence-based practice: Clinical expertise, best available evidence, and patient preference.
We’ve developed a white paper exploring the evolution and interpretations of the evidence pyramid in reflecting the modern understanding of best available evidence. Council members are exploring leading frameworks reflecting evolved thinking about Dr. Sackett’s model of evidence-based medicine that best reflects and supports the chiropractic profession.
Council members are also working on a white paper on clinical expertise.
Why it Matters
This council is building the critical foundation about how the three pillars intersect in the delivery of patient care, and how a description of chiropractic that embraces the continuum of care can be developed and communicated.
From that foundation, we’re developing clinical decision-making tools and will be partnering with organizations to build practical resources for our members.
We will use this comprehensive understanding of chiropractic to advocate for the profession with the governments, other health professions and partners to make chiropractic care the trusted first choice for Ontarians and position chiropractors’ place in Ontario’s broader health ecosystem.
Council outputs will be peer-reviewed and published. We will also be engaging with OCA members to share the results of this work and elaborate on its potential to advance the understanding of chiropractic care in Ontario.
We will collaborate with partners to develop practical tools, education and resources to support our members and the profession in Ontario.