Health Quality Ontario Standards
Health Quality Ontario, the province’s advisor on health care quality, recently introduced the Schizophrenia Care for Adults in Hospitals Quality Standard. Quality standards are a go-to resource for quality care. They are concise sets of easy-to-understand statements based on the best evidence and include:
Clinical guides for health care professionals
Patient reference guides to help patients, families and caregivers know what to discuss with their clinicians about their care
Information and data briefs to demonstrate why a quality standard is needed
Implementation plans, and quality improvement tools and resources, to support adoption
The Schizophrenia Quality Standard helps adults aged 18 years or older with schizophrenia better understand the care they should expect in an emergency department or inpatient setting, including interventions that should be offered to families, caregivers and personal supports.
SSO, in consultation with individuals with lived experience, had the opportunity to provide feedback on the Standard. It is our hope the Standard will improve the quality of care individuals with schizophrenia receive in hospitals, as well as their families and carers, so they can have every chance at recovery.
To read the Standard, click here: http://www.hqontario.ca/Evidence-to-Improve-Care/Quality-Standards/Schizophrenia