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Technical Appendix

LTCP Report Technical Appendix 2017

Long-Term Care Practice Reports give physicians in the sector access to personalized and confidential information about their practice, provincial-level data and other relevant comparators, as well as contextual information and change ideas to help drive quality improvement. The data is updated every three months and made available to physicians who sign up for this program.

For more information about Long-Term Care Practice Reports, please email us at practicereport@hqontario.ca.


Find out more about Long-Term Care Practice Reports:

The Long-Term Care Practice Report provides cross-sectional and longitudinal data on practice demographics, prescribing patterns, resident clinical characteristics and suggested change ideas. These reports include practice-level comparisons of the physician with provincial data and other relevant comparators. Selected indicators in the report are updated on a quarterly basis.

View the sample Long-Term Care Practice Report* for additional details.

*This report does not contain real data, and is intended only as an example of what the Long-Term Care Practice Report contains.

If you are a physician working in a long-term care facility, you can receive a personalized Long-Term Care Practice Report by completing the consent form found above. Once 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 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
July 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.

No patient health data are stored at Health Quality Ontario. Provider data stored at Health Quality Ontario to prepare the reports are stored on a secure server with limited staff access. In addition, reports will only be available to a physician via Health Quality Ontario’s secure online portal after the physician has validated their identity.

For more information, please email us at practicereport@hqontario.ca.

The Long-Term Care Practice Report was created by Health Quality Ontario with data provided by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

The report is part of the Appropriate Prescribing Long-Term Care Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project is conducted by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Ontario Medical Association in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario and the Centre for Effective Practice. This project’s primary objective is to design a sustainable approach to supporting best practices in prescribing, starting in long-term care homes.

To learn more about the Appropriate Prescribing Demonstration Project, please email the Ministry at appropriateprescribing@ontario.ca or the Ontario Medical Association at psc@oma.org.

Did you know you can use your Practice Report as a source of information to complete a Linking Learning to Practice exercise to earn Mainpro+ certified credits? Learn more on the College of Family Physicians of Canada's website.

Looking for more information and ways to compare data in long-term care?

  • Read Looking for Balance, a health system report by Health Quality Ontario about antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes
  • See how the long-term care sector is preforming overall. Review the long-term care home quality indicators that Health Quality Ontario monitors and reports
  • Learn from other long-term care homes and review publicly posted Quality Improvement Plans on QIP Navigator
  • Read the long-term care Quality Improvement Plan report that summarizes long-term care QIP plans across the province
  • Find additional information and resources about improving quality care at brainXchange, an online network focused on brain health and aging

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