Health Services

Health Economics of a Tertiary Referral Centre for Endometriosis Care

Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain are associated with considerable costs to the health-care system in Canada. This study aims to assess the cost-effectiveness of an interdisciplinary model of care for these conditions, which is currently in use at BC Women’s Center for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis. The Endometriosis Pelvic Pain Interdisciplinary Cohort (EPPIC) Registry and Population Data BC will be used to evaluate health-care utilization and respective costs of patients 3 years before entering the program and 3 years following completion. Economics modelling will be applied to calculate the average annual health-care use costs per patient and overall, with the hypotheses that the overall cost of the PHSA funded interdisciplinary clinic will be significantly less than the overall cost savings to the system from reduced utilization of health care resources. 

Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic

This project is focused on characterizing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on virtual, surgical, as well as multidisciplinary care for individuals living with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. Data from the Endometriosis Pelvic Pain Interdisciplinary Cohort (EPPIC) Registry will be used to compare patient outcomes before and during the pandemic, who have had virtual or virtual and in-person visits. This may help determine the efficacy of virtual care and better inform care practices during a pandemic.