Hallway Health Care: A System Under Strain
Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine Releases First Report
Special Advisor and Chair of the Council Dr. Rueben Devlin. “This report is a first step in advising the government on how to transform Ontario’s health care system.” Highlights:
- Difficulty navigating the health care system and long wait times have a negative impact on patients’ health and on family, provider and caregiver well-being.
- The system is already facing capacity pressures and it does not have the appropriate mix of services, beds or digital tools to be ready for the expected increase in complex care needs.
- More effective coordination at the system level and at the point-of-care would make the system more efficient and achieve better value for taxpayer money.
Letter to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Executive Summary Introduction
Chapter 1: The Patient Experience
Chapter 2: Stress on Caregivers and Providers
Chapter 3: Different Health Care Needs
Chapter 4: Immediate and Long-Term Capacity Pressures
Chapter 5: Responsibility and Accountability in Health Care
Full report: //bit.ly/2BbpIei