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Getting from Situational to System-wide Quality

Dr. Joshua Tepper and Dr. Chris Simpson

Variations in care received by Ontario residents, based on where they live or certain demographic factors, can indicate a lack of quality in a health care system.

The recent report prepared for Health Quality Ontario titled Quality Matters: Realizing Excellent Care for All acknowledges the existence of unwarranted variations in care and the negative impact they can have on patients. This was also a key theme in last year’s Measuring Up report from Health Quality Ontario which noted that, while Ontario was generally doing a good job of providing care to all who needed it, “unacceptable variation” still existed by geography and population groups.

Quality Standards for Quality Care

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Living with dementia in a long-term care home without being automatically restrained with anti-psychotic drugs if you experience agitation or aggression.

Health Quality Transformation 2016

Dr. Joshua Tepper

At a conference centred on health quality transformation, we welcome a globally-acknowledged leader of large scale change. Helen Bevan, one of the most influential people in the history of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Institute for Innovation and Improvement, has been at the forefront of NHS improvement initiatives that have bettered circumstances for thousands. We welcome her insights in anticipation of our own transformation.

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Claude Lurette and Kowsiya Vijayartnam, Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Caregiver Advisors Council Co-Chairs

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