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Using Ontario Physician Network (PhysNet) data to support the development of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)

Project ID: 2018-045/2020 0950 046 000
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Ministry of Health
ICES Scientists: Michael Paterson
Summary: Ontario Health Teams (OHT) were put in place to end hallway healthcare, reduce demand for high-intensity care and improve the overall patient experience. The knowledge user wishes to understand the linkages between patients and different healthcare provider networks and how these change over time. Data generated by ICES from a 2013 study of multispecialty physician networks in Ontario will be used to form an understanding of patterns of patient health-seeking behaviour. The research evidence gathered will be used by the Ministry to make decisions on the development, approval, funding and incentive structure of the OHTs, with an overarching goal of minimizing overlap and gaps in Ontario’s healthcare system.
Status: Completed