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System Performance

Common Quality Agenda

The indicators we use to report how Ontario’s health system is performing


The Common Quality Agenda is a set of indicators selected with system partners and experts across the province to track how health quality is progressing in Ontario.

It is also the focus of Measuring Up our yearly report on the health of people living in Ontario and how the health system is performing. Being transparent about the performance of the health system is important for accountability. Transparency also drives change. By reporting data on performance, people working in the health system, in consultation with patients and their families, can see where quality needs to improve and make changes towards that improvement.

The Common Quality Agenda is fundamental to providers and patients across the health system, tracking health quality and health system goals.

 

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How we select quality indicators


The quality indicators we report align to the six domains of a quality health system – safe, effective, patient-centred, efficient, timely, and equitable – as described in Quality Matters: Realizing Excellent Care for All, a report that articulates a vision for improving quality in health care.

To find out more about how we select quality indicators:

If you have a question about system performance and reporting on Ontario’s health system, please email us at SystemPerformance@HQOntario.ca.


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How We Select Performance Indicators

Areas for indicator development may be proposed internally or by stakeholders, including the public, by emailing us.

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Performance Indicator Selection Criteria

Indicators we report align to the domains of a quality health system - safe, effective, patient-centred, efficient, timely, and equitable - as described in Quality Matters.

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