BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Chris Rauscher

Clinical Lead, Seniors Care

Email: crauscher@bcpsqc.ca
Office: 604.668.8210
Vancouver, BC

Chris Rauscher is the Council’s Clinical Lead for Seniors Care (which includes 48/6 in Clinical Care Management). Chris brings his expertise in Geriatric Medicine to this role as well as clinical and service development experience from his work in the hospital, the community and in residential care environments.

Chris has supported many improvement initiatives in British Columbia related to care of patients with complex health conditions. He supported the early development of 48/6 in Vancouver Coastal Health and acute care patient length of stay with Fraser Health. He works with the Ministry of Health, the BC Medical Association and the health authorities to implement the physician Practice Support Program and Shared Care initiatives. He also has been working, for many years, on improvements in care and support for people living with dementia. In addition, his recent interests include approaches for in-patient physician care, transitions in care, and polypharmacy in the elderly.