Health Quality Ontario releases Transitions in Care report

HQO report coverEarly in 2018, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) asked Ontarians a simple question: "What affected your transition from hospital to home?"

Good and bad. Big and small. HQO wanted to hear from patients, families, and caregivers. In surveys, interviews and in groups, more than 1,100 people from across the province shared their stories and 2,600+ notable details that make a good transition home.

Here are the big themes that emerged in conversation: 

  • respect + compassion
  • effective communication
  • patient education
  • follow-up caremedication support
  • timely + appropriate home care

Read the report to find out what Ontarians had to say about what affected their transition from hospital to home.

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