Measuring regional differences in health care and health outcomes allows health service providers and policy makers to target improvement efforts where performance lags. Using more precise methodology to reflect population size, population density and distance from population centres could provide a clearer picture of how health care varies for Ontarians according to where they live.
Health Quality Ontario has reviewed alternative methods for measuring regional variation in health system performance. The review was done in partnership with a Technical Working Group of health care providers, planners and researchers, and the results are detailed in a summary report.
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