A podcast about emerging trends and issues affecting health care quality in Ontario.
“Cut the Count" is a new campaign involving surgeons across Ontario is urging them to consider prescribing fewer opioids after surgery. We talk with one of the surgeons leading that campaign. We will also be talking to a family physician about the important role family doctors can play in helping patients manage pain after surgery guided by a quality standard on managing patients with acute pain that has been produced by Health Quality Ontario.
“Audit and feedback.”
The exercise of having one’s clinical practice independently assessed against a set of indicators has inspired many on the frontlines who are passionate about their work and the wellbeing of the patients they serve to provide even better care.
Health Quality Ontario started engaging primary care physicians in this exercise by providing them with personalized and confidential reports. Soon, orthopedic surgeons and doctors who are part of either the Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network or the General Internal Medicine Quality Improvement network will be able to access their own reports, as well.
To discuss this topic is Dr. David Kaplan, Health Quality Ontario’s chief of clinical quality.
An interview with Health Quality Ontario interim President and CEO Anna Greenberg about findings concerning hospital overcrowding and hallway health care in Measuring Up, Health Quality Ontario's yearly assessment of how Ontario's health care system is performing.