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MyPractice: Long-Term Care

A report for family physicians working in long-term care

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How can a long-term care family physician see how their residents are doing?

Here’s how.


What’s in the report?

MyPractice reports enable physicians working in long-term care to confidentially see their prescribing patterns (including antipsychotics and benzodiazepines) in relation to peers across the province. In addition, there are data on resident characteristics like the aggressive behavior scale, clinical indications, and percentage of new residents. This means you’ll be able to take the data and work with your care team to find specific patients in need of attention.

Click here to see a Sample Report (PDF)

For detailed indicator information, see the Technical Appendix (PDF)


How does the report support me in helping my residents?

In addition to your data, you’ll get practice ideas and resources, which means less effort and time finding solutions that may already exist.


How are other physicians using their report?

Physicians across Ontario are using the data and resources available in their confidential MyPractice: Long-Term Care report to promote quality improvement and excellent resident care.

Learn how one physician, Dr. Julie Auger from Timmins, Ontario was able to monitor and reduce her antipsychotic prescribing. Read her story (PDF)

Join the hundreds of long-term care physicians across Ontario to further promote the culture of quality improvement and optimal resident care.

This personalized report will only be sent to the email address you provided upon registration and will not be shared with others, including other agencies or physician groups.

For more information, contact practicereport@hqontario.ca.


Frequently Asked Questions

The MyPractice: Long-Term Care report will provide you with confidential information about your own practice, in relation to peers across the province.

For family physicians working in long-term care, you will see cross-sectional and trend data for prescribing (including antipsychotics), and data on your resident characteristics such as age, sex, aggressive behaviour scale, and percentage of new residents.

Plus, your report will include topic-specific change ideas which can highlight existing resources in your practice to support quality improvement. This report is intended to supplement other sources of information such as your pharmacy reports.

Your report is not available to anyone other than you.

View the Sample Report for additional details.

No, your MyPractice report will only be sent to the email address you provide upon registration and will not be shared with others, including other agencies or physician groups. The data and practice ideas featured in your confidential MyPractice report are specific to your practice to help you better understand your patients and how you can support them.

Yes, this report can be the basis for a Mainpro+ Certified Practice Audits/Quality Assurance program. Each completed exercise is eligible for six certified assessment credits.

Confidential MyPractice reports are available for consenting family physicians who work in primary care or long-term care. Health Quality Ontario will only release identified/identifiable physician level data to the participating physician and no one else will see your data.

If you are a physician working in a long-term care facility, you can receive a confidential MyPractice report by completing the consent form found here. Once your consent has been provided, a Health Quality Ontario account will be created to allow access to the reports. If you already have a Health Quality Ontario account, please sign in first and complete the consent form.

Reports are sent based on when consent is provided. Please consult the schedule below to determine when you will receive your report:

Registration & Consent Deadline Report Available*
November 30January 31
February 28/29April 30
May 31July 31
August 31October 31

*Dates are dependent upon data availability and are subject to change.

Yes, the data in the report is both confidential and secure. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is named as a prescribed entity under Section 45 of Ontario’s health privacy legislation, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), 2004, which provides the legal authority for ICES to conduct research about practice patterns. Consent is required to have data released from ICES to Health Quality Ontario to generate the reports. Data is at the aggregate-level for the physician or region, therefore no patient-level data is received or reported. Data will not be released except to those consenting to receive it.

For more information about how Health Quality Ontario manages and safeguards personal information, please review our privacy policy at www.hqontario.ca/Policies-and-Procedures/Privacy-Policy or contact practicereport@hqontario.ca.

The MyPractice: Long-Term Care report was developed by Health Quality Ontario with data provided by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

The MyPractice reports provides data specific to your practice and to offer practice ideas for improvement. These reports show information about your practice in relation to others in the province. Also, no patient-level data are reported.

Click here to view a list of other primary care reports that support quality improvement at the local level.

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