This project aims to develop and evaluate the addiction medicine service offer for the indigenous population living in rural areas. The distance between the CHUM Addiction Medicine Service and the reserves impedes the First Nations access to care and the coordination of clinical services.
Besides, indigenous people have a holistic view of wellness and health professionals must recognize their culture as key to improving patient health. It is, therefore, necessary to adapt clinical practices to take into account geographic constraints and socio-cultural realities.
- Evaluate the impact of specialized addiction medicine services for the indigenous clientele living in rural areas via telehealth.
- Evaluate the success factors, generate evidence to assess quality, safety, costs and patient experience, and analyze the effects from a medical and economic point of view.