McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, Cancer and Health System Innovation

Hsien Seow

Hsien Seow

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology
Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Web: Hsien Seow's Homepage

Research Involves

Improving the quality and delivery of palliative care through health services and policy research

Research Relevance

Improving community-based palliative care:

  • Optimize the homecare system (e.g. nursing) across multiple provinces to prevent unnecessary acute care use and costs;
  • Understand the impact of interdisciplinary, community-based, palliative care teams on patient and health system outcomes
  • Develop system-level quality indicators for measuring palliative care and health system performance


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