Tools included in the list are used in practice and have undergone some form of psychometric testing, with published results. 

This online resource provides a comprehensive, evidence-informed searchable tool designed to support leaders and health care providers as they work to improve health care performance across Ontario.  Quality Compass is focused on the health care issues and indicators found in Ontario’s Quality Improvement Plans.

The modules in this toolkit are meant as a resource for operational leaders, managers, and point of care staff in Saskatchewan. The modules are intended to be a guide to make lasting improvements to patient flow, so that patients receive the right care, in the right place, by the right teams across the continuum of care, ultimately shortening wait times in the ED. 109 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

This toolkit is intended to help Long-term Care homes implement quality improvement initiatives. The overarching goal is to maintain and or improve the quality of life for Long-term Care residents by preventing and reducing the number and impact of falls, which in turn, will also lessen the burden on the health care system. Last reviewed January 5, 2017.

People 65 years and older, particularly men, have the highest suicide rate of any other group. This contradicts a popular misconception that the highest rate is among the young. The Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have had higher suicide rates than previous generations.

This webpage provides downloadable videos and pdf toolkits on the topics of mock hearings:

  • for admission to care facilities
  • to determine patient capacity to make psychiatric treatment decisions
  • for applications to determine compliance with principles of substitute decision making

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This toolkit was produced for use of the Ontario Hospital Association and is intended to provide health care professionals with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision of mental health in Ontario. It should not be used in place of legal advice.  It does describe key legislation such as the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.  It reviews the issues of consent to treat and determining capacity to consent and the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

This toolkit is designed for improving the patient/client and provider experience, care effectiveness and value, through system improvement continuously over time. This toolkit is for primary care practices that choose to include Advance Care Planning as part of their annual quality improvement plans.

This toolkit is intended to assist health care providers and hospitals in the development of fall prevention protocols.  The toolkit provides a roadmap with action steps and suggested supporting tools for each action and draws on a systematic review of the literature, expert opinion and best practices.

This comprehensive resource is a "Getting Started Kit"  to improve safety in the Canadian healthcare system.  It was written to help engage interdisciplinary teams in a dynamic approach for improving quality and safety while providing a basis for getting started.

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