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Measuring the System’s Fault Lines

Dr. Joshua Tepper

A quality health care system seamlessly delivers care across a broad spectrum of care settings and patient populations. Unfortunately, even a good health care system can have fault lines into which patients can fall and where quality care is deficient.

Measuring Up, Health Quality Ontario’s newly released 11th annual report on the performance of the province’s health system and on the health of Ontarians, documents those fault lines as well as other areas where the provincial system can improve. It takes the pulse of the system through measurement and through narratives from people like Gordon, Lilac and Elgin who share their experiences as patients and that of Shawn Dookie, a nurse practitioner.

Important Health Quality Insights from the Twittersphere

Dr. Joshua Tepper

That the patient perspective was mentioned first in our Twitter chat about quality in health earlier this week was both gratifying and appropriate.

Ditto the fact that a number of individual members of the public and patient advocates participated in the one hour #HQOchat, which represented the first time Health Quality Ontario has hosted a discussion on Twitter.

Quality care: Let’s Talk About It

Dr. Joshua Tepper

(On June 20, I will host a discussion on Twitter about quality and health care. This blog provides the context for that Tweet chat)

Most of us can recognize quality in clothes, cars or conversation.

But defining quality in health care delivery or in a health care system is not nearly as simple.

Let’s make our health system healthier

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