Care for Adults and Adolescents - Implementation and Improvement
Quality standards are a go-to resource for quality care. They are concise sets of easy-to-understand statements based on the best evidence.
Without a clear implementation strategy, most guidelines or standards have little impact. To support the use of the quality standards, each one comes with a customized implementation plan that is developed by the advisory committee for that standard.
The implementation plan is informed by evidence-based strategies and broad consultations with the providers, patients, and organizations impacted by the standard. Regional and local context are also considered in the development of the plan.
The implementation plan for the quality standard on major depression care is currently under development. A "getting started" guide will be available in the Spring of 2017. Additional supports will follow and may include policy recommendations, order sets, decision aids, audit and feedback tools, and care pathways.
Watch this space to learn more about the implementation plan and its recommendations, or contact us at QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.