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Nov 16, 2018, 18:05 ET Ontario's health care system under increased strain

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Many parts of Ontario's health care system are under increased strain, according to Measuring Up 2018, Health Quality Ontario's 12th yearly report on the performance of ...


Mar 07, 2018, 08:30 ET New standards help both health care professionals and patients manage opioid use

TORONTO, March 7, 2018 /CNW/ - In response to Ontario's opioid crisis, Health Quality Ontario today released three standards outlining what quality care looks like where opioid use is concerned....


Jan 25, 2018, 00:01 ET More than 40,000 Ontarians were newly started on high-dose prescription opioids in 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - More than 40,000 Ontarians were newly started on high doses of prescription opioids (over 90 mg of morphine per day, or the equivalent dose of a different opioid) in...


Nov 27, 2017, 11:00 ET New tool that helps patients manage better after leaving hospital spreads across province

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - An innovative and proven tool that helps patients manage their care after leaving hospital is being adopted by 27 hospitals across Ontario. The latest initiative under...


Nov 23, 2017, 08:30 ET Twenty-nine Ontario hospitals compare themselves to international peers on surgical quality

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - A new report by Health Quality Ontario focuses on 29 Ontario hospitals who are participating in an international quality improvement program for surgery. Hospitals in...


Oct 23, 2017, 08:45 ET A hard look at Ontario's health system

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Measuring Up 2017 – Health Quality Ontario's 11th yearly report on the health of Ontarians and how the health system is performing – shows that people in the province...


Jul 06, 2017, 08:53 ET Addictions program that reduces emergency room visits for opioid overdose and improves patient experience is spreading across Ontario

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - A program providing better and faster care to people living with opioid and alcohol addictions has spread to seven communities across Ontario. Early results show that...


May 17, 2017, 08:30 ET New Record: 9 million opioid prescriptions filled in Ontario

New report also finds more people in Ontario prescribed stronger opioids TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - People in Ontario filled more than 9 million prescriptions for opioids in 2015/16, up by nearly...


Apr 18, 2017, 00:01 ET Health in the North: Inequities in health and health care

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The life expectancy rates for those living in northern Ontario continue to be lower and mortality rates higher than the rates in the province overall, according to a...


Nov 15, 2016, 00:01 ET Wait times down in emergency, but still long for some patients

Population growth and aging strain capacity of Ontario's emergency departments TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - People are seeing doctors more quickly when they arrive in Ontario's emergency...


Oct 13, 2016, 00:01 ET In its annual review of Ontario's health system, Health Quality Ontario reveals a new perspective on quality care for all

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Health Quality Ontario is offering those who live in the province the broadest portrayal of quality health care, to date. In this 10th publication, the yearly report...


Jun 28, 2016, 00:01 ET Ontarians are talking about end-of-life care, yet for many, palliative care may begin too late or not at all, new report finds

TORONTO, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Almost 60% of people in Ontario who die receive palliative care services, according to Palliative Care at the End of Life, a new report by Health Quality Ontario, the...


Jun 01, 2016, 08:30 ET Connecting patients with home care and community services among biggest challenges for Ontario family doctors

TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Less than a third (29%) of family doctors in Ontario say they, or staff, in their practice routinely communicate with their patients' community case manager or home care ...


Apr 20, 2016, 08:30 ET New report reveals inequities in people's health risks, care and outcomes based on their income

TORONTO, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - According to a new report by Health Quality Ontario, the provincial advisor on the quality of health care, the poorer people are in Ontario, the more likely they are...


Apr 07, 2016, 16:19 ET ARTIC Program Announces Newest Project: Choosing Wisely - An Idea Worth Spreading

TORONTO, April 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) Program, co-led by Health Quality Ontario and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and funded by the Ministry of...


Apr 05, 2016, 08:30 ET Distress, anger, depression and burnout growing among family members and friends looking after home care patients, Health Quality Ontario report finds

TORONTO, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's home care system may be facing a perfect storm as home care patients become more elderly, ill and impaired, and the family members and other unpaid caregivers ...


Dec 16, 2015, 11:00 ET The quality of mental health services varies across the province, says new report

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - A new report released today by Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) explores the impact of mental illness and addictions in...


Nov 10, 2015, 08:45 ET Who you are, where you live matter when it comes to getting the best primary care, Health Quality Ontario report shows

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontarians are less likely to receive optimal primary care if they are immigrants, live in a low-income neighbourhood, or live in a rural, remote or northern area of the ...


Oct 14, 2015, 08:30 ET Health Quality Ontario Evaluates Health System Performance

Finds About One-Third of Measurements Are Improved and More Than Half Are Unchanged TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - In order to improve, we must know how we're doing. Measuring Up is a yearly report...


Sep 18, 2015, 00:01 ET Canada creates list of events that should never happen in hospitals

Report identifies 15 preventable safety incidents (known as never events) that result in serious patient harm or death TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Patients rightfully expect safe health care in...


Jun 10, 2015, 08:00 ET Two New Projects Poised to Improve Mental Health & Addictions Care in Ontario

Evidence-based initiatives that promote integrated care will soon spread across the province TORONTO, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - People with depression, alcohol abuse and opioid addiction often receive...


May 20, 2015, 08:30 ET Antipsychotic drug use varies widely across Ontario long-term care homes

TORONTO, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - There are major differences across Ontario's long-term care homes in the percentage of residents who are being prescribed antipsychotic medications, according to Looking ...


Apr 14, 2015, 07:30 ET Ontario ranks among the best in Canada and internationally when it comes to certain measures of the coordination of care and communication between older patients and their health care providers -

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario patients aged 55 and older often experience top-rated coordination of their health care, as well as communication with their health care providers, compared to ...


Dec 15, 2014, 08:30 ET Comprehensive New Analysis Calls for Improvements in End-of-Life Care

New report from provincial quality advisor, Health Quality Ontario, recommends expanded access to care for all Ontarians TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Quality Ontario (HQO) unveils today a...


Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET How Healthy Are Ontarians and How Is Our Health System Performing? Health Quality Ontario Takes Stock

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Many Ontarians are finding it challenging in certain parts of the health system to access care when they need it, according to Measuring Up, the yearly report from...