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Evidence to Improve Care

Osteoarthritis

Care for Adults With Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, or Hand

A quality standard currently in development


This quality standard addresses care for adults 18 years of age or older diagnosed with or suspected as having osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand (i.e., thumb or fingers). It includes all settings and care providers.

The work on this quality standard started in December 2016.

Public feedback phase: November 2017

We want to hear from you.

People with osteoarthritis, their caregivers, and health care professionals have partnered together on these draft guides to define what quality care looks like. Your opinion is very important to us as we strive to create a helpful product.


Read the guides for patients and clinicians and let us know what you think using the "Share Feedback" button below. We appreciate your feedback.

Date posted: November 20, 2017
Closing date for feedback: December 11, 2017

Patient Reference Guide

If you have osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, or hand: know what to ask for in your care

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Patient reference guide cover

Clinical Guide

If you are a health care professional: know and offer the highest quality care based on the best available evidence

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The clinical guide cover

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For more information, contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

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