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Primary Care Report

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Quality in Primary Care: Setting a foundation for monitoring and reporting in Ontario measures the performance of the primary care system – such as family doctors and nurse practitioners – on whom people living in Ontario rely on for their general health and well-being. It is the first report featuring Health Quality Ontario’s new primary care quality indicators, and the most comprehensive view of this sector undertaken so far.

The selection of the indicators in this report used to measure performance was the culmination of many years of work by the Primary Care Performance Measurement Steering Committee, a group of dedicated health system partners and patients with extensive experience and expertise in primary care.

Quality in Primary Care points the way for quality improvement in Ontario’s primary care system in areas such as access to family doctors and nurse practitioners, illness prevention, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Data from these quality indicators will be updated regularly on Health Quality Ontario’s website and in future reports to foster transparency, accountability and quality improvement in the health system.

Read the full report: Quality in Primary Care

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