Improvement initiatives at a glance

HQC is helping make health care better and safer for patients

Here’s a quick overview of the different ways we’re accelerating quality improvement in this province's health system.

Ensuring patients get appropriate care

Several factors contribute to inappropriate care, including availability of services, access to care, variation in physician practices, and lack of definitive evidence upon which physicians can base decisions about testing and treatment. The Provincial Appropriateness of Care Program encompasses projects to improve care where evidence suggests there may be inappropriate care or unjustified variation in care delivery.

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Engaging patients and families as partners

Our goal is to create a health care system that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among providers, patients, and families at all levels. We are working with our health system partners to increase the number of opportunities for patients and family members to be involved in improving care as advisors or research partners.

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