Jacqueline Quail has worked as a researcher at the Health Quality Council since 2008. Jacqueline is developing episode of care methodology that will allow HQC to track pathways of care across the health care continuum (i.e. link together physician visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, home care, and prescription drug use). This methodology will be used to identify gaps in health care, predictors of health outcomes, and areas where efforts should be focused to improve the care and health outcomes for patients. She is currently applying this methodology to episodes of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Jacqueline works with many research partners in Saskatchewan and across Canada. She is a member of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and is the Saskatchewan lead of the multi-provincial research project “Long-term clinical and financial impact of asthma control during pregnancy and preschool years on disease evolution until adulthood.” She is the Saskatchewan lead of the joint Ontario-Saskatchewan CIHR-funded Pan-Canadian Strategy for Patient Oriented Research in Primary & Integrated Health Care Innovations Quick Strike project “HOTSPOTTING: Identifying superusers of health care services with mental health and addiction problems.” Jacqueline also collaborates with University of Saskatchewan research partners including the Rural Dementia Action Research Team and the Quality of Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis team, both of which seek to describe the quality of care and services available for people in Saskatchewan with the respective diseases in hopes of improving both.
Prior to her Master’s degree and PhD studies, Jacqueline’s career as a physical therapist included work in a variety of clinical areas and settings in the U.S. and Canada, including acute care hospitals, nursing homes, community outreach, and public schools. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a Master of Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Saskatchewan, and a doctorate degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University.