Health Quality Ontario is seeking health care professionals, system planners and agency/hospital leaders to take part in a survey on opioid prescribing, opioid use disorder and mental health-related quality standards.
The survey aims to learn more about who’s using the quality standards and how the standards are being used. Health care leaders can share their thoughts and experiences here until Nov. 6.
Quality standards outline for clinicians and patients what quality care looks like. They focus on conditions or topics where there are large variations across Ontario in how care is delivered, and help bridge the gaps.
Currently, there are eight published quality standards that focus on mental health, opioid prescribing and opioid use disorder: Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia, Major Depression, Dementia, Schizophrenia Care in the Community, Schizophrenia Care in Hospital, Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain and Opioid Use Disorder. Quality standards for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder are currently in development.