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Sample Reports

Sample Physician Report.pdf
Sample Group Report.pdf

Technical Appendices

PCP Report Technical Appendix 2016
PCP Report Technical Appendix (CHC)

Primary Care Practice Reports give family physicians, Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams access to customized information about their practice and compares this information to regional and provincial data. Primary Care Practice Reports were created by Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Association for Ontario Health Centres and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

The report is confidential and is designed not only to provide information and context, but also to share change ideas to help drive quality improvement.

The primary care practice data is updated annually and made available to new and existing users who sign up for this program.


Find out more about Primary Care Practice Reports:

The Primary Care Practice Report provides cross-sectional and longitudinal data on practice demographics and case mix, patterns of service use (e.g., emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and specialist referrals), chronic disease prevention and management, and the health status of the practice population. Reports are generated annually, and include data up to March 31 of the previous year. They provide information at practice, regional and provincial levels.

View the sample Physician Report and sample Group Report for additional details.

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

Health Quality Ontario worked with the Association of Ontario Health Centres and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario to develop the report for executive directors in Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams. Consenting executive directors will receive Primary Care Practice Reports with aggregate organizational-level data, but no individual physician-level data. To receive their version of the report, executive directors must provide their consent to Health Quality Ontario. When doing so, they must confirm that no physicians in their Community Health Centres or Family Health Teams objected to having the executive director receive the aggregate level report.

 

How do I receive a Primary Care Practice report?

Before you are able to receive your custom Primary Care Practice Report, you will need a Health Quality Ontario account and provide your consent. If you already have an HQO account, please sign in. If you do not, click here to open an account Consent form.

Reports are sent based on when consent is provided. Please see the schedule below:

Registration & Consent Deadline Report Available*
March 31May 31
June 30August 31
September 30November 30
December 31February 28

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

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 organization, 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 or executive director via Health Quality Ontario’s secure portal after they have validated their identity.

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

The Primary Care Practice Report was created by Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Association for Ontario Health Centres, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Looking for more information and ways to compare data in primary care?

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


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