Let Health Quality Ontario know your thoughts on its quality standards on opioid prescribing, opioid use disorder, and mental health

Do you know about the Health Quality Ontario (HQO) quality standards related to opioid prescribing, opioid use disorder, and mental health? HQO wants to hear from you!

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. In some cases, there are large gaps between the care patients should receive and the care patients are actually getting—quality standards can help bridge these 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 Problematic Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder  are currently in development.

HQO is conducting a brief survey to learn more about who is using the quality standards and how they are being used. It should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

If you are a healthcare professional, health system planner, or in an agency/hospital leadership role, please take a few moments to fill out this survey and share your thoughts and experiences by November 6th.

If you have any questions, please contact us at KTE [at] hqontario [dot] ca.

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