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Emergency Departments Drive for Higher Quality

Dr. Joshua Tepper

“The publication of the first report on the Emergency Department (ED) Return Visit Quality Program is a proud moment for me personally – I’m proud of my colleagues and my discipline."

Choosing Wisely for Better Care

Lee Fairclough and Dr. Wendy Levinson

Health care quality is defined as a health system that is safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient, and equitable and the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign aligns with these goals.

Delivering high-quality care is about more than just appropriately providing care to those who require it in an equitable and safe fashion. It is also about not providing treatments, procedures or tests that are deemed to be unnecessary, or potentially harmful to patients.

Improving Safety and Quality for Surgery Patients

Dr. Tim Jackson

During their time in the operating room and in the days of recovery that follow, surgical patients are vulnerable and their safety is of prime importance. It should come as no surprise then that health organizations and providers in Ontario have turned to a proven program of data gathering, program enhancements and culture change to improve the quality of the care they provide to surgery patients.

Installing Better Signposts

Anna Greenberg

Public reporting on health system performance is an essential part of health care improvement. This we know. But in order for such reporting to be effective, the data being reported has to be read and, if necessary, acted upon by those for whom it is intended.

Pressures Mounting on Ontario’s Emergency Departments

Anonym

“The overcrowding of emergency departments is probably the largest impediment in our health care system to deal(ing) with any surge event,” the Ontario-based Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness wrote a decade ago.

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