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System Performance

Primary Care Performance in Ontario

These indicators provide data about Ontario patients having access to a family doctor or other primary care provider, as well as primary care and system integration.



Access to a Primary Care Provider
Having a Family Doctor or Other Primary Care Provider
Percentage of people, 16 years or older, who reported having a family doctor or other primary care provider. A higher percentage is better.
Percent
Ontario 94.3%
Others 5.7%
94.3%
Same-Day or Next-Day Appointment with a Primary Care Provider
Percentage of people, 16 years and older, who were able to see their family doctor or other primary care provider on the same day or next day when sick. A higher percentage is better.
Percent
Ontario 43.1%
Others 56.9%
43.1%
Same-Day Response to Phone Call to Primary Care Office
Percentage of people, 16 years or older, who reported they often or always spoke to their primary care provider, or someone in the office, on the same day when they called during regular office hours. A higher percentage is better.
Percent
Ontario 78.9%
Others 21.1%
78.9%
Primary Care and System Integration
Patient Involvement in Decisions about their Care
Percentage of people, 16 years and older, who said their primary care provider always or often involved them as much as they wanted in decisions regarding their care. A higher percentage is better.
16-4445-6465+02040608010084.4%84.7%90.2%Age groupPercent
Age group Percent
16-44 84.4%
45-64 84.7%
65+ 90.2%
Patient Follow-up with a Family Doctor After Leaving Hospital
Follow-up rate with a family doctor within seven days of discharge after hospitalization for selected conditions. A higher rate is better.
Rate per 100 hospital discharges
Ontario 34.0%
Others 66.0%
34.0%
Patients Readmitted to Hospital
Hospital readmission rate within 30 days of discharge after hospitalization for selected conditions.
Rate per 100 hospital discharges
Ontario 16.7%
Others 83.3%
16.7%
Medication Review with Primary Care Provider
Percentage of people, 16 years and older, who said their primary care provider reviewed their prescription medication(s) with them in the past year. A higher percentage is better.
16-4445-6465+02040608010064.8%71.0%70.2%Age groupPercent
Age group Percent
16-44 64.8%
45-64 71.0%
65+ 70.2%
Complications Among People Living with Diabetes
Rate of serious complications (stroke, amputation, death, heart attack or kidney failure) in the last year among people living with diabetes. A lower rate is better.
2005/062006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/1602468106.6%6.6%6.3%6.3%6.0%6.0%5.7%5.7%5.4%5.4%5.4%5.4%5.1%5.1%5.0%5.0%4.8%4.8%4.8%4.8%4.6%4.6%Fiscal YearRate per 100 peoplewith diabetes
Fiscal Year Rate per 100 people with diabetes
2005/06 6.6%
2006/07 6.3%
2007/08 6.0%
2008/09 5.7%
2009/10 5.4%
2010/11 5.4%
2011/12 5.1%
2012/13 5.0%
2013/14 4.8%
2014/15 4.8%
2015/16 4.6%
People Overdue for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Percentage of people, aged 50 to 74, overdue for colorectal cancer screening. A lower percentage is better.
201120122013201420150102030405043.6%43.6%42.0%42.0%41.5%41.5%39.9%39.9%38.7%38.7%Calendar YearPercent
Calendar Year Percent
2011 43.6%
2012 42.0%
2013 41.5%
2014 39.9%
2015 38.7%

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