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Cancercare Ontario and Hospitals

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Hospitals Internal Accountability

Resarch Team:
Dr. Nancy Kraetschmer (Lead)
Raisa Deber
Janak Jass
Cheryl Woodman (Student)
Irene Koo (Student)
Andrea Thompson (Student)

Objectives:
The objective of this project is to better understand the internal hospital accountability approaches and requirements reporting across hospitals within Ontario.  The project will also include a deeper examination of the nature of the relationship between accountability and performance. The output of this work will inform a larger study looking at approaches to accountability across multiple health care sub-sectors.

Methodology:
The research project will employ a case study methodology which consists of the following componets:

  1. Document review
  2. Key informant interviews with three to four hospitals (teaching and community).
  3. Web-based survey of hospitals across Ontario (teaching and community)

Partners:
Ontario Hospital Association
Toronto Central LHIN

Current Project Status:

  • An initial project proposal has been drafted and is under review.
  • Obtained research ethics approval for the study
  • Pilot-tested survey instrument. Data collection anticipated to commence September 2011.
 
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