Whether Ontarians are in good health or have health problems, they expect the health system to be there for them when they need it.
With more than 40 indicators of how Ontario’s health system is performing, this report highlights some areas where quality of care is improving and some where it has slipped. On many of the indicators, performance has been flat over the last four to 10 years. In some cases, the flat line should be interpreted as a lack of progress. In others, it tells us that the health system is holding steady despite the challenging current of increasing numbers of patients, often with more complex needs.
For many of the indicators, we can compare performance in Ontario to other provinces and countries, across Ontario’s regions, and among groups of people in the province. These comparisons provide important information that helps to identify areas where we are doing well and where we are falling behind.
Published By: Health Quality Ontario
Publication Date: October 2015