Health Quality Ontario has released a draft quality standard for schizophrenia care provided to individuals in community settings. The release includes two documents, a patient reference guide and clinical guide, wihch aim to provide evidence-based information to clients, families and health care providers seeking or providing schizophrenia care in community-based settings.
The clinical guide consists of 15 quality statements that provide information on what appropriate and evidence-based community-based care should look like for adults living with schizophrenia. The clinical guide is intended for use within community settings, such as services being offered through primary care, hospital outpatient care, rehabilitation, and community supports and services.
The quality standard also includes a patient reference guide for individuals seeking care for schizophrenia, which aims to help individuals and families understand what to ask for when receiving care.
Health Quality Ontario is seeking feedback on the quality standard and patient reference guide from people living with schizophrenia, families and other informal caregivers, and health care providers. Public comment is open until November 2, 2017.
If you have any questions, you may contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.
To learn more and provide feedback on this Quality Standard, please click here.