Research & Evaluation Unit

Supporting quality medical practice with evidence-based research and evaluation.

About REVU

The Research & Evaluation Unit (REVU) supports all operational arms at CPSA. REVU focuses on evaluating existing programs (such as competence programs), supports the design, development and evaluation of new programs and liaises with CPSA team members and external experts to conduct meaningful, practical and innovative medical regulatory research.

The REVU team supports the public by striving to create a culture in which a patient can be confident in the care provided to them by a CPSA-regulated physician. We also support Alberta physicians by advocating for evidence-based programs and processes.

Evidence-based medical regulation

Evidenced-based medical regulation is the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence when designing and evaluating the effectiveness of medical regulatory programs and processes (modified from Sackett et al.’s Evidence Based Medicine*).

Members of the REVU team have experience in a wide range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research. We incorporate experiential knowledge, novel data collection techniques, inferential and descriptive statistics, and the principles of program evaluation to ensure the best available information and evidence are applied to CPSA operations.

* Sackett DL, Rosenberg WMC, Gray JAM, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence Based Medicine: What It Is And What It Isn’t: It’s About Integrating Individual Clinical Expertise And The Best External Evidence. BMJ: British Medical Journal. 1996;312(7023):71.

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