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Evidence to Improve Care

Quality Standards

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Quality standards are a go-to resource for quality care. They are concise sets of easy-to-understand statements based on the best evidence.

Quality standards will:

  • Help patients, residents, families, and caregivers know what to ask for in their care (patient reference guides)

  • Help health care professionals know what care to offer, based on evidence and expert consensus (clinical guides)

  • Help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve the quality of care they provide

  • Help ensure consistent, high quality care across the province so that all Ontarians receive the best possible care.

For more information, contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

Below are our current quality standards:



BEHAVIOURAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA

Care for Patients in Hospitals and Residents in Long-Term Care Homes

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MAJOR DEPRESSION

Care for Adults and Adolescents

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

Care for Adults in Hospitals

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Submit a SUGGESTION for a QUALITY STANDARD TOPIC

Submit a topic where there is potential to make significant improvements in the quality of care in Ontario

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Join a Quality Standards Advisory Committee

Our Quality Standards Advisory Committees play a key role in informing our work at Health Quality Ontario. We are looking for health care professionals, patients, family members and caregivers

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SHARE FEEDBACK ON DRAFT QUALITY STANDARDS

Please provide us with your input before quality standards are finalized

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PROCESS AND METHODS GUIDE

Learn the principles, process, methods, and roles involved in selecting, developing and implementing quality standards. For more information, contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca

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How the Patients First legislation creates new opportunity for quality standards

Learn how new legislation enables Health Quality Ontario to improve health care quality

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Join Our Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program

Patients, families and the public are central to improving health quality.


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

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