Hospital Report 2003: Emergency Department Care is the second Hospital Report on Emergency Department Care in Ontario and the first with indicator results calculated at a hospital-specific level. Performance indicators are presented for four key areas of Emergency Department activity - system integration and change, clinical utilization and outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial performance and condition.
Together, the system level results included in the report and the hospital-specific results included in the insert to the report, describe how well Ontario Emergency Departments have performed on a range of process and outcome measures. The results provide a baseline for assessing the performance of Emergency Department care in the Province, and a foundation for quality improvement efforts at individual hospitals.
Technical Reports describing the methodological approaches used to develop this report are available.
System level and hospital-specific.
Three classifications are used: above average performance, provincial average performance, and below average performance.
Results are summarized by type of hospital (small, community, or teaching) and region depending on the quadrant.
System Integration and Change Indicators: 2001-2002
Clinical Utilization and Outcomes Indicators: 2001-2002
Patient Satisfaction Indicators: 2001-2002
Financial Performance and Condition Indicators: 2001-2002
System level financial and clinical performance for 121 hospital corporations. System level patient satisfaction performance for 90 hospital corporations. System level patient satisfaction performance for 105 hospital corporations.
Hospital specific performance indicators for 89, reflecting 89.8% of all visits to Ontario emergency departments in 2001/02.
Adalsteinn D. Brown, L. Miin Alikhan, Geoffrey M. Anderson, G. Ross Baker
, Ruth Croxford, Imtiaz Daniel, Carey M. Levinton, Patrice Lindsay, Frank Markel, Ian McKillop
, Celine Moty, George H. Pink, Michael J. Schull, Deborah Tregunno