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MyPractice: Orthopaedic Surgery Report

For orthopaedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacements

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Learn more about your surgical practice by signing up for a new confidential, voluntary report that includes personalized data about your post-operative opioid prescribing for hip and knee replacements, along with suggestions to support you in improving care for your patients.

The MyPractice Orthopaedic Surgery report is part of Health Quality Ontario’s provincial strategy to support quality improvement in surgery. Other tools include the Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network (see below). These complimentary data sources support evidence-based surgical quality improvement across the province.

What’s in the report?

  • Provincial-level data so you can see your post-operative opioid prescribing patterns for hip and knee replacements in relation to your peers

  • Practical tools and resources to help manage your hip and knee replacement patients’ post-surgical acute pain, including advice on the appropriate use of opioids

  • Suggestions alongside your data so you can spend less time looking for solutions that may already exist and more time helping your patients use opioids wisely after surgery

Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network

A community of surgical teams from all specialties and hospital types dedicated to improving surgery for better patient outcomes.

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Opioid Wisely

Learn about Choosing Wisely Canada's campaign to reduce harms associated with opioid prescribing.

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For more information, contact practicereport@hqontario.ca.

Note: MyPractice Reports will only be sent to the email address you used to register and will not be shared with anyone, including other agencies or physician groups.


Frequently Asked Questions

MyPractice: Orthopaedic Surgery report will provide you with confidential information about your opioid prescribing patterns — for your patients after discharge from the hospital following hip and knee surgery — in relation to peers across the province.

You will also get practice ideas specific to opioid prescribing improvement topics for the various patient stratifications displayed in your report, which means less effort and time having to search for solutions that may already exist.

This report is not available for anyone else to see other than the orthopaedic surgeon who consents to it.

No, your report will not be shared with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Your MyPractice report will only be sent to the hospital-affiliated email address you provide upon registration and will not be shared with others, including other agencies, surgeon groups, or other members of your surgical team. The data and practice ideas featured in your confidential MyPractice report are specific to your practice to help you better understand your patients and how you can support them.

Yes, this report can help you earn credits towards the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The activity can be claimed under “Section 3: Practice Assessment” and you will receive 3 credits per hour. Please note that this may include the time spent receiving feedback and reflecting on the feedback.

You can receive your confidential MyPractice: Orthopaedic Surgery report by completing the consent form found here. Once you provide your consent, your individual report will be sent to you via email as a PDF attachment, in alignment with the report release schedule.

Reports are available based on when consent is provided. The report registration and consent deadline is December 31, 2018 for the first release of the report in spring 2019. New registrations and consents received after the December deadline will be eligible to receive subsequent reports.

The MyPractice report was developed jointly by Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in consultation with orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and scientists/ researchers.

The data in the report is confidential and secure. Health Quality Ontario will only release identified/identifiable surgeon-level data to participating surgeons. Identified/identifiable surgeon-level data will not be shared with other parties without additional written consent from the participating surgeon.

For more information about how Health Quality Ontario manages and safeguards personal information, please review our privacy policy: www.hqontario.ca/Policies-and-Procedures/Privacy-Policy.

To ensure confidentiality and to avoid additional steps in verifying your CPSO number, we request your consent using your hospital-affiliated email address.

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