Quality of Cardiac Care in Ontario: EFFECT Study, Phase I, Report 2
Tu JV, Donovan LR, Austin PC, Ko DT, Newman AM, Wang J, Fang J. September 2005
Eighty-five Ontario acute care hospital corporations (103 hospitals) are participating in the EFFECT (Enhanced Feedback for Effective Cardiac Treatment) study. The study’s second report, Quality of Cardiac Care in Ontario Group B Delayed Feedback Hospitals, describes the performance of the 41 Ontario hospital corporations randomized to receive delayed feedback.
The purpose of the EFFECT study is to:
- Set national benchmarks for cardiac care;
- Produce cardiac report cards that measure performance;
- Provide hospitals with the information needed to minimize the gap between current practice and ideal care; and
- Test the utility of report cards as a catalyst for change.