Chlamydia testing among Toronto residents
Project ID: 2019-042/2020 0950 072 000
Type of Response: Rapid response
Knowledge User: Toronto Public Health (TPH)
ICES Scientist: Refik Saskin
Summary: In accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards, Toronto Public Health is interested in determining the number of OHIP claims for laboratory tests for chlamydia billed by commercial labs for Toronto residents between 2014 and 2018. Specifically, the knowledge user would like to use this data to determine the differences between patients receiving services from its own sexual health clinics versus those receiving services in the community. This information will provide evidence to enhance health system performance and sustainability, as well as improve access to clinical services to priority populations and help support healthy sexual practices.