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Patient experiences are often inaccessible and unexposed to hospital decision-makers. To address this gap, Toronto East General Hospital has been filming interviews with patients over the past three years and has collected over 150 unique patient experiences. These...Read More
Stability of recovery and re-entry into the labour force present considerable difficulties for persons recovering from mental illness. At the Douglas University Mental Health Institute, a personalized re-entry into the workforce is made possible thanks to a...Read More
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is a community academic centre that sees over 1400 patients for hip and knee joint replacement surgery. The Integrated Care Collaborative (ICC) program for hip and knee replacement surgery offers patient- and family-centred care in a...Read More
Description of the Problem: In the past at Baycrest, consent had to be re-obtained annually and had to be in writing. As many Baycrest patients have cognitive impairments, they are incapable of providing informed consent, which is why the task is delegated to...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a multi-site organization with diverse patient populations. Prior to 2007, chart reviews were completed on all deceased patients; however, this process was fraught with challenges. The reviews occurred primarily at a physician...Read More
Toronto East General Hospital, along with its partners Ontario Association for Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) and Ontario MD, have developed Electronic Discharge eNotifications to communicate with a patient’s primary care physician. The eNotification...Read More
Advance Care Planning is an ongoing planning process for future care and treatment decisions. It is often undertaken with a view to potential future times when the client may no longer be able to make his/her wishes known. Baycrest lacked a formalized policy on...Read More
Individuals who work or live with those with dementia articulate that one of the most difficult challenges they face is managing responsive behaviours, such as aggression, wandering, physical resistance or agitation. In response to the growing number of seniors with...Read More
The Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) Executive team developed a weekly patient interview process to obtain timely, direct and meaningful feedback about the patient experience across the hospital. Every week, each member of the executive team visits a different inpatient...Read More
Problem: Up to 80% of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience delirium. This can have a significant impact on patient, system and quality of care outcomes. Once thought to be harmless, delirium is associated with: increased mortality, prolonged...Read More
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