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Evaluation of the McMaster Family Health Team: results and practical implications for quality improvement

By Laila Nasser, Alix Stosic, David Price; McMaster FHT Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the McMaster Family Health Team (MFHT) as part of a Continuous Quality Improvement initiative using a set of provincial performance metrics to demonstrate which measures of assessment are actually clinically meaningful in context and where system-level changes might be implemented to improve operational practice.

CBC profiles Marathon FHT's Bright Lights Award for Safer Opioid Prescription (HARMS) Program

CBC News article published on November 27, 2018 By CBC News A clinic in a small northwestern Ontario town is enjoying some recognition after taking a chance on an unusual approach to opioid prescription. For the past several years, the Marathon Family Health Team, located in Marathon, Ont., has required urine drug tests of every patient prescribed opioids for chronic pain.

Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and Workplace Violence Prevention Initiative 2018/2019

The Ministry of Labour regularly undertakes "Safe at Work Ontario" activities, such as initiatives to focus attention on important health and safety hazards or concerns. Between July 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, health and community care workplaces may be visited as part of the MOL’s Safe At Work Ontario internal responsibility system (IRS) initiative to promote compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations.. The following IRS focus priorities will be integrated into MOL workplace inspections: • Training / information and instruction/supervisory competenc