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Evidence to Improve Care

Recommendations and Reports

Our intent at Health Quality Ontario is to continuously improve the quality of health care in this province. We can help do this by making the best scientific evidence available to health organizations, providers, patients and families in comprehensive recommendations and reports.

Our evidence-based recommendations and reports review a variety of important health interventions including diagnostic tests, devices, procedures, health care programs and models of care. They are shared with the provincial government, health care organizations, providers and patients in order to inform a variety of decisions, including which health care services are publicly funded.

All our evidence-based recommendations and reports can be found here on our website.

If you have questions about a recommendation or report, please contact us at

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Recommendations from the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee

Read our latest recommendations on which health interventions should be publicly funded

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Clinical Handbooks for Quality-Based Procedures

Clinical handbooks provide an evidence-based guide to deliver the best possible care for patients

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Choosing Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely Canada has published recommendations based on Health Quality Ontario’s evidence-based reviews of tests, treatments and procedures that may be overused

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Special Reports

Health Quality Ontario produces evidence-based reviews on emerging health issues

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