Family physician, Saskatoon
Project: Increasing organ donor rates in Saskatchewan: a primary care intervention
Research for Dr. Holinaty’s CQIP project was done in a family practice setting and looked at trying to increase organ donor rates through physician-patient conversations at the clinic. For the first cycle, Dr. Holinaty’s clinic went from zero patients with coded donor status to 52 (22%) in a two-month period. For the second cycle, the RN at the clinic included it as part of her pre-screening call and the conversation with a physician will be moved to a different visit type.