More than 100 health care organizations across the province are participating in a self-assessment of the care they provide for patients with hip fracture and primary hip and knee replacement.
The self-assessment allows health service providers to determine how well their current care aligns with best practices set out in the RCA's rehabilitative care best practice frameworks for hip fracture and primary hip and knee replacements. The assessment tool provides them with immediate feedback to help them improve care. The RCA will also analyze the results to identify quality improvement priorities for each LHIN and to determine what system level changes are required to support improvement across the province.
To support the process, the RCA developed quick reference guides to the frameworks for each setting (inpatient, outpatient, in-home and long-term care) as a practical aid for health professionals. The quick reference guides can be found on the intiative's web page.
The MOHLTC has promoted the full frameworks and the quick reference guides as resources to organizations participating in the Ministry's Hip and Knee Bundled Funding pilot.
For more information, please contact Charissa Levy, Executive Director.