Results: 69

    Identifying risk and protective factors for quality clinical practice

    We identified two overviews of systematic reviews, 18 systematic reviews and 17 primary studies from our searches that were relevant to the questions posed. The primary studies address the first question about risk factors for unsafe clinical practice, and both of the overviews and all of the systematic ...

    Identifying optimal ways to collect, distill and provide efficient access to personal health information in emergency situations

    We did not identify systematic reviews that addressed information-exchange systems. Of the 16 studies we identified that focused on approaches to supporting information exchange between sites and stakeholders, 13 specifically focused on health information exchange (HIE) systems that have been widely impl...

    Examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation-care models for frail seniors

    The health of the aging population has been identified as a high priority for the province of Ontario and has become one of the province’s most pressing health and social policy issues.(4) Within this priority area, there is significant focus on the delivery of high-value services to seniors to maximiz...

    Engaging in priority setting about primary and integrated healthcare innovations in Canada

    Provincial and territorial ministries of health have made significant investments in primary healthcare reform over recent years to improve access, quality, continuity of care, cost, satisfaction and health outcomes. Interdisciplinary team-based care, networks with streamlined care pathways, the use of h...

    Identifying optimal treatment approaches for people with multimorbidity in Ontario

    Multimorbidity is part of the daily life of a growing number of Ontarians who must manage multiple chronic conditions. As Fortin et al. observed, “patients with multiple conditions are the rule rather than the exception in primary care.” Multimorbidity not only has a significant impact on healthcare ...

    Identifying suicide prevention interventions

    We identified 95 systemic reviews evaluating suicide-prevention interventions in Canadian and intercional sources. The systematic reviews cover topics related to the full spectrum of suicide-prevention efforts that Scott and Guo (2012) outline in their overview of reviews, witch include three interrelate...

    Using non-medical home services to support older adults

    The number of Canadians aged 65 or older is expected to double within the next two decades, and the proportion of those over the age of 80 is expected to grow from 27.5% in 2012 to 32% in 2036.(1; 2) This trend holds true in British Columbia (which is where the request came from for this synthesis) where...

    Identifying the effects of and approaches to integrating oral-health services in health systems

    Oral health is important for the overall well-being of children and adults, and poor oral health has been linked to other diseases and serious health conditions such as respiratory infections, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and poor nutritional status. Ontario provides public coverage for a limited sc...

    Addressing long-term stays in hospital for people with mental health and addictions concerns

    As of last year, nearly two million Ontarians saw their family physicians for mental health and addictions concerns. These two conditions account for approximately 10% of the disease burden in Ontario.(1) Psychiatric alternate level of care (ALC) days and longstay days represent a significant portion of ...

    Supporting advances in quality in health systems

    As noted by the Health Council of Canada in 2013, there are many definitions of quality in healthcare, but a common conception of it is “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional kn...