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    Evidence brief: supporting rapid learning and improvement across Ontario's health system

    Ontario has both a health system and a research system that are increasingly aiming to support rapid learning and improvement. Yet, Ontario's health system still faces complex challenges, such as reducing emergency-room wait times, ending hallway medicine, improving support for people with mental health ...

    Evidence brief: expanding uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports across Ontario

    An assessment of what is is known about problems related to expanding the uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of expanding the uptake o...

    Evidence brief: Improving end-of-life communication, decision-making and care in Ontario

    Improving end-of-life communication, decision-making and care has been identified as a pressing health issue in Ontario (and in Canada more generally), as evidenced by recent research,(1;2) public opinion polls,(3) expert panels and commissions,(4-6) and a high-profile legal case,(7) which have revealed ...

    Citizen brief: Improving access to palliative care in Ontario

    For concerned citizens and influential thinkers and doers, the McMaster Health Forum strives to be a leading hub for improving health outcomes through collective problem solving. Operating at the regional/provincial level and at national levels, the Forum harnesses information, convenes stakeholders and ...

    Evidence brief: creating community-based specialty clinics in Ontario

    Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care called for “right care, right time, right place” (p. 10) and specifically for “moving procedures into the community” (p. 13).(1) To support the implementation of this commitment, the ministry of health has taken several steps. The ministry has supported one...

    Evidence brief: strengthening chronic disease management in Ontario

    This evidence brief mobilizes both global and local research evidence about a problem, three options for addressing the problem, and key implementation considerations. Whenever possible, the evidence brief summarizes research evidence drawn from systematic reviews of the research literature and occasiona...

    Issue brief: designing integrated approaches to support people with multimorbidity in Ontario

    Managing multiple medical conditions is part of the daily life of a growing number of Ontarians. As Fortin et al. observed, “patients with multiple conditions are the rule rather than the exception in primary care.”(2) Multimorbidity (living with three or more medical conditions) has attracted signif...

    Staffing for safety: a synthesis of the evidence on nurse staffing and patient safety

    Nurse staffing makes a critical difference to patients. Research reveals a close link between inappropriate nurse staffing levels and higher rates of unwanted outcomes for patients. This report highlights evidence-informed recommendations for improvements in patient outcomes through advancements in nurse...