Why and how we report on health system performance in Ontario
Transparent data drives accountability and improvement. That’s why Health Quality Ontario has been monitoring and reporting on the province’s health system performance since 2006.
We currently provide online data on the following health sectors:
We also produce comprehensive, objective reports based on data, facts and the voice of patients, caregivers and the individuals who work in the system.
Measuring Up is a yearly report on the health of people living in Ontario and the performance of Ontario’s health system. It uses the Common Quality Agenda, a set of indicators selected with experts across the province, to see how health quality is changing in Ontario.
In addition, we create specialized reports looking at specific topics, such as particular populations, health sectors or areas of care.
Through our online data and comprehensive reports, our indicators often include data using cross-cutting domains. For example, health equity is a cross-cutting domain, where we analyze the data within our indicators using a variety of economic and social variables such as income, education, sex, urban/rural location, age, language, immigration, ethno-cultural identity and Aboriginal status.
Our goal with all of our health system performance reporting is to increase the availability of information to enable better decisions.