Dr. Katie Goldie funded through a CIHR Project grant
Dr. Katie Goldie is part of a research team that will receive funding through the recent CIHR Project Grant competition for the project entitled 'A knowledge synthesis and integrated knowledge translation project on interventions to improve emergency department use for mental health reasons'.
In the current healthcare context where financial and human resources are limited, the burden of unnecessary and inappropriate emergency department use is apparent. This has implications at all levels including for patients, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers, and decreasing emergency department visits is now a highly visible healthcare priority. In response, researchers and clinicians have attempted to develop interventions to streamline emergency department use for mental health-related reasons. Several primary studies describe the effects of these interventions and yet no consensus exists on the optimal approach, including quality of development, effectiveness, and economic considerations. The project aims to systematically review interventions designed to improve appropriate use of the emergency department for mental health reasons.
The study is led by Dr. Amanda Vandyk at the University of Ottawa. She will benefit from the expertise of Drs. Mark Kaluzienski, Matthew T. Gilmour, Katie L. Goldie, Ian D. Graham, Jeremy Kronick and Yehudis Stokes.
Congratulations to the entire team!