Are CFHTs different from the wider FHT sector? Is the difference more than just the governance model? Now you can find out.
The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) invite FHTs who have physicians on the blended salary model to participate in a research project to determine the complexity of care and the individual characteristics of your patients and how it compares to other primary healthcare models across Ontario.
This project is in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The objective is to describe the patients that you see and to quantify the social and medical complexity of your patients. The need to demonstrate how numerous influences make a patient more or less complex is vital for CFHTs to enable them to demonstrate the important role they play in the provision of primary health care.
Why would you participate in this research study?
How will it be completed?
What is the cost?
What will each CFHT receive?
Report will include:
Outcomes will be presented in relation to those expected given each CFHT’s demographics and case mix.
Data for each CFHT will be made available to that CFHT. No individual-level data will be provided or reported at the level of patients.
How much time will it take? June 21- September 30:
June 21: You are invited to participate in a no obligation webinar that will outline the study. You will have an opportunity to ask questions
By July 4: We need your response as to whether you will participate; upon confirmation that you will participate, we will send data sharing agreements to sign and return
July 2011: We will require you to extract data from your clinical management software (assistance provided by Jennifer Rayner, Regional Decision Support Specialist in the Southwest region)
Aug 2011: Analysis by ICES (no time or work for you and your centre)
By Sept 30: Reports will be prepared and delivered to your CFHT
Why are only CFHTs operating with a Blended Salary Model included?
We are extracting data from the patient encounters because your data does not get shadow-billed through OHIP. This type of analysis is already being conducted at ICES for other models. This project will enable you to get access to this data for your centre.