A clear understanding of how Ontario's health system performs enables us to improve. That is why every year Health Quality Ontario publishes Measuring Up – a comprehensive report that looks at the health of people living in Ontario and how the provincial health system is performing.
Measuring Up is based on the Common Quality Agenda, a set of quality indicators selected in partnership with health experts across the province. We use these indicators to see how health quality is changing over time in Ontario – how each region is performing, and how our province compares with the rest of Canada and other countries.
Measuring Up also features stories from patients, family members, caregivers and health care providers – the people who encounter first-hand challenges of the health system and who are working to improve it – to provide the human perspective of the issues raised by the performance data.
We work in partnership with patients as well as healthcare associations, researchers, administrators, and health care providers who are experts in their fields, to ensure our yearly reports are robust and accurate.
If you have questions about Measuring Up or other ways we report on health system performance in Ontario, please email us at SystemPerformance@HQOntario.ca.