On September 26, 2008, hospitals were required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to report publicly on their Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) rates. C. difficile is the first of several infectious diseases to be subject to province-wide reporting requirements for Ontario hospitals in coming months. TDMH has posted these rates to its public website, and will continue to update these on a monthly basis, on our Patient Safety Page.
The Ontario Hospital Association hosts a website designed to make you an informed user of Ontario’s health care system. To learn more about how we measure up on patient satisfaction, quality of care, safety and outcomes go to http://www.myhospitalcare.ca
Quality Improvement Plan
In the fall of 2005 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care launched a web site that publishes data on wait times for key surgical procedures at Ontario hospitals. Measuring hospital specific wait-times will give hospitals and the government a fact-and-evidence basis from which we can identify ways to increase efficiency and standardize best practices, and target funding to improve patient access. Click here to learn more about the Wait Times Initiative.