Quynh Doan

Associate Professor

Research Classification

Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Health Services

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Dr. Doan’s research program is comprised of projects evaluating pediatric emergency department patterns of use, the quality of the care provided, and the efficiency of service delivery. She aims to answer questions pertaining to the population's need for pediatric emergency care, how well the healthcare system is equipped to meet this need, and how can we maintain or improve the quality and value of the care provided to children and families seeking help in emergency settings
As a member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Dr. Doan is the BCCH site investigator for many PERC multi-center studies.


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Dr. Doan’s research program includes projects evaluating pediatric emergency department patterns of use, quality of care, and service delivery efficiency. Through a variety of projects, the program aims to answer questions about the need for pediatric emergency care and how well the healthcare system is able to meet this need, as well as the how the quality and value of care provided to families seeking emergency care can be improved or maintained. Examples of projects in progress currently include:

Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): This Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) study aims to more accurately identify mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion, and to predict its long-term outcomes by studying a broad pool of neurological and psychosocial markers used in diagnosing mTBI.

Evaluation of MyHEARTSMAP, a self-reporting youth mental health assessment & management tool: Adapted from the clinical HEARTSMAP tool, MyHEARTSMAP is a youth mental health self-assessment tool designed for use by youth and their families in the emergency department (ED). This study aims to evaluate MyHEARTSMAP by assessing the tool's predictive validity, determining the feasibility of its use in the ED, and evaluating the impact of screening on health resource seeking behaviour of participants with identified mental health concerns.

Point of Care Group A Streptococcal Testing in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial: This randomized controlled trial aims to compare point of care testing versus the standard culture-based approach for children with suspected streptococcal pharyngitis with respect to symptom duration and resource utilization.

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