Health Services Outcomes & Evaluation
Accountability is a critical component of an effective, efficient health care system. IHPME researchers help to ensure accountability through the evaluation of organizational and system-level performance. The Outcomes and Evaluation area of research draws upon several academic disciplines including economics, epidemiology, and program evaluation to systematically examine the impacts of health services (e.g., mental health, primary care, acute care, chronic care, mental health) on the health status of various populations.
Current Research Interests and Affiliations
Developing and assessing tools for measuring organizational performance has been a key focus of IHPME researchers involved in projects such as the Health System Performance Research Network.
IHPME researchers, including Walter Wodchis, are conducting evaluations of cost-effectiveness and efficiency in ambulatory, long-term care, home and community care, including the Determinants of Quality in Ontario LTC Homes project.