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Indicators & Change Ideas

Are you looking to improve the issues facing today’s health care system?

 

Explore the quality indicators being tracked by health care organizations in Ontario through Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) and change ideas to help improve them. Connect with others to share your experiences and ideas of your own.

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Alternate level of care (ALC) days

Alternate level of care (ALC) refers to a patient who is occupying a bed in hospital and waiting to receive care elsewhere. A designation of ALC can have negative effects on both the patient (for example, through risk of hospital-acquired infections and functional decline while in hospital) and the health care system (for example, through high costs and decreased access to acute services for patients who truly require them)

Key resources

Change Ideas

Optimize hospital capacity and patient flow


Follow best-practice rehabilitation care pathways


Apply behavioral support and preventative deconditioning strategies to patients designated as alternate level of care to optimize health status


Transition patients requiring palliative support back to the community


Alternate level of care (ALC) days

Alternate level of care (ALC) refers to a patient who is occupying a bed in hospital and waiting to receive care elsewhere. A designation of ALC can have negative effects on both the patient (for example, through risk of hospital-acquired infections and functional decline while in hospital) and the health care system (for example, through high costs and decreased access to acute services for patients who truly require them)

Key resources

Change Ideas

Optimize hospital capacity and patient flow


Follow best-practice rehabilitation care pathways


Apply behavioral support and preventative deconditioning strategies to patients designated as alternate level of care to optimize health status


Transition patients requiring palliative support back to the community