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Measuring Regional Variation in Health System Performance

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Measuring regional differences in health care and health outcomes allows health service providers and policy makers to target improvement efforts where performance lags. Using more precise methodology to reflect population size, population density and distance from population centres could provide a clearer picture of how health care varies for Ontarians according to where they live.

Health Quality Ontario has reviewed alternative methods for measuring regional variation in health system performance. The review was done in partnership with a Technical Working Group of health care providers, planners and researchers, and the results are detailed in a summary report.

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The vision: that all Northerners will have equitable opportunities for health, including access to social and economic resources, and high-quality health care, regardless of where they live, what they have or who they are

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Learn more about Health Quality Ontario’s plan designed to bring health equity to the forefront and inspire action

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Read our first report on health equity, Income and Health, which shows how income is associated with health risks, health care and health outcomes among people in Ontario


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