Project Details

Reduce Utilization of the ER - MH

Project Status: complete

HSDA: Northern Interior

Community: Quesnel

Physician Lead: Derksen, Judy

Aim Statement / Goal

By July 31, 2020, this project aims to decrease ER admissions for patients (attending the Heiho Clinic) dealing with complex PTSD and measurably improve the quality of life for patients struggling with this disease. These changes will be identified by the ratings from an initiation, end of group therapy, and at 6 months post group survey.


This project involves creating/delivering a program to a cohort of patients who have had multiple ER and/or acute care admissions. The program will be delivered in a group setting and is aimed at educating and providing patients with the tools to manage their disease. By working on this we expect to: lower the risk for chronic disease, lower the risk for stress and anxiety in families, teach coping skills to parents so that they can apply them to their children, teach physicians a means to managing usually time-consuming problems in an efficient group visit setting.

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