Health Quality Ontario.

Aspartate aminotransferase testing in community-based laboratories

'Overuse, underuse, and misuse of interventions are important concerns in health care and lead to individuals receiving unnecessary or inappropriate care. In April 2012, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee's Appropriateness Working Group, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) launched its Appropriateness Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to develop a systematic framework for the ongoing identification, prioritization, and assessment of health interventions in Ontario for which there is possible misuse, overuse, or underuse.

Carbon-13 urea breath test for helicobacter pylori infection in patients with uninvestigated ulcer-like dyspepsia

Includes bibliographical references. 'Dyspepsia is a condition defined by chronic pain or discomfort in the upper gastrointestinal tract that can be caused by Helicobacter pylori. The carbon-13 urea breath test (13C UBT) is a non-invasive test to detect H. pylori.'--Background. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Oct. 17, 2013.

Change management

Includes bibliographical references. 'This primer addresses the principles and practices of change management and its application to quality improvement. It is intended to be used as a guide for the design and implementation of successful change efforts, and to better understand how individuals, teams and organizations shift or change from a current state to a future state'--P. 4. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Sept. 18, 2013.

Chloride testing in community-based laboratories

'Overuse, underuse, and misuse of interventions are important concerns in health care and lead to individuals receiving unnecessary or inappropriate care. In April 2012, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee's Appropriateness Working Group, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) launched its Appropriateness Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to develop a systematic framework for the ongoing identification, prioritization, and assessment of health interventions in Ontario for which there is possible misuse, overuse, or underuse.

Chronic disease management

Includes bibliographical references. 'Individuals with one or more conditions such as: diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have complex care needs, involving primary care, home care, hospitals, and specialists. Establishing smooth transitions between these areas of care is critical to managing chronic conditions so that they do not worsen, potentially leading to hospitalizations that might have been avoided'--Overview. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Sept. 18, 2013.

Chronic disease patients' experiences with accessing health care in rural and remote areas

Includes bibliographical references. 'Rurality can contribute to the vulnerability of people with chronic diseases. Qualitative research can identify a wide range of health care access issues faced by patients living in a remote or rural setting'--Abstract. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Sept. 17, 2013.

Continuity of care to optimize chronic disease management in the community setting

Includes bibliographical references. 'This evidence-based analysis reviews relational and management continuity of care. Relational continuity refers to the duration and quality of the relationship between the care provider and the patient. Management continuity ensures that patients receive coherent, complementary, and timely care. There are 4 components of continuity of care: duration, density, dispersion, and sequence'--Abstract. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Sept. 16, 2013.

Cost-effectiveness of the carbon-13 urea breath test for the detection of helicobacter pylori

Includes bibliographical references. 'This analysis aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various testing strategies for Helicobacter pylori in patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia and to calculate the budgetary impact of these tests for the province of Ontario.'--Objective. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Oct. 17, 2013.

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