Quality standards outline for clinicians and patients what quality care looks like. They focus on conditions or topics where there are large variations across Ontario in how care is delivered. In some cases, there are large gaps between the care patients should receive and the care patients are actually getting—quality standards can help bridge these gaps.
Currently, there are eight published quality standards that focus on mental health, opioid prescribing, and opioid use disorder:
*Quality standards for Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Unhealthy Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder are currently in development.
Health Quality Ontario is conducting a brief survey to learn more about who is using the quality standards and how they are being used. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
If you are a health care professional, health system planner, or in an agency/hospital leadership role, please take a few moments to fill out the following survey and share your thoughts and experiences: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HQOQualityStandards
Please complete the survey by November 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact KTE@hqontario.ca.