TorSaDE is an initiative of the Unit. It is a cohort on the care trajectories of patients with sensitive conditions requiring ambulatory care. The TorSaDE cohort consists of respondent data from various cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), combined with their medical and administrative data for a 20-year period (from 1996 to 2016).
In partnership with the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the project is designed to make data on care trajectories for a cohort representative of the Quebec population available to Unit-affiliated researchers. This project can generate useful information for clinicians, decision-makers and organizations to improve care trajectories for patients with various health problems, thereby helping to improve their quality of life.