The GTA Rehab Network has developed a discussion document, Performance Framework for Outpatient Rehabilitation, to help stimulate dialogue at regional, provincial and possibly national levels about the need for standardized performance measures to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of outpatient rehabilitation programs and services.
The availability of standardized data will inform long-term planning and service provision and help to reinforce the role of outpatient rehabilitation within an integrated and efficient healthcare system.
The document features:
- Considerations that should be taken into account in developing a performance framework (e.g. frequency of and how data will be captured, specific metrics);
- Options for outpatient program analysis and system analysis;
- Options for determining what data/information and program/service types should be included;
- A proposed framework and indicators based on four key quadrants: patient experience, clinical outcomes, access and transition, and financial performance for assessing the clinical and administrative performance of outpatient rehabilitation programs and services.
The performance framework is a work in progress and will continue to evolve with stakeholder input.