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:
Care for Patients in Hospitals and Residents in Long-Term Care Homes
Care for Adults and Adolescents
Care for Adults in Hospitals
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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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