Hsien Seow is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation and and an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University. He is also the McMaster Site Director, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Previously he held a CIHR New Investigator award and the Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Health Services Research. He earned a PhD is from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a BSc from Yale University. His research interests are innovating the palliative care health system and improving quality of care. He has worked with RAND Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario, various health policy makers to improve hospice palliative care. He has created guides and tools, which can be found on his website. (www.palliativecareinnovation.com).
- health services research
- palliative and end-of-life care
- health system innovation
- quality improvement
- transitions in cancer care
Seow H, Bainbridge D. A review of the essential components of quality palliative care in the home. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2018. 21(S1):S37-S44.
Seow H, Arora A, Barbera L, McGrail K, Lawson B, Burge F, Sutradhar R. Does access to end-of-life homecare nursing differ by province and community size?: A population-based cohort study of cancer decedents across Canada. Health Policy. 2017. 11:014.
Seow H, Bainbridge D, Brouwers M, Pond G, Cairney J. Validation of a modified VOICES survey to measure end-of-life care quality: The Caregiver Voice survey. BMC Palliative Care. 2017. Aug 30; 16(1):44.
Seow H, Sussman J, Martelli-Reid L, Pond G, Bainbridge, D. Do High Symptom Scores Trigger Clinical Actions? An Audit After Implementing Electronic Symptom Screening. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2012 November 8 (6) e142-e148.
Seow HY, Whelan P, Levine MN, Cowan K, Lysakowski B, Kowaleski B, Snider A, Xu RY, Arnold A. Funding oncology clinical trials: are cooperative group trials sustainable? Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012. May 1;30(13):1456-61.
Seow H, Barbara L, Howell D, Dy SM. Did Ontario’s End-of-Life Strategy Reduce Acute Care Service Use? Health Quarterly. 2010;13(1):93-100.
- health research and evaluation methods