In April 2016, ONF hosted over 60 concussion providers and neurotrauma experts at a Summit on Creating Standards for Concussion Clinics in Ontario (June 2017). These standards have created a framework to having the right care, delivered at the right time, by the right provider.
Right Care, Right Time, Right Provider
ONF has moved to fill a gap and support people in Ontario who have sustained concussion with the release of Standards for Post-Concussion Care. These standards were developed with the involvement and expertise of over 65 experts, including individuals who had experienced persistent symptoms following concussion. The standards offer 15 criteria and several tools and resources to guide healthcare providers and interdisciplinary clinics in processes used to provide care. For more information, visit: concussionsontario
Partnership with Health Quality Ontario
ONF and Health Quality Ontario (HQO) have partnered to develop a Quality Standard for Concussion Care, which will be released in 2020. Quality standards are concise statements designed to help clinicians easily and quickly know what care they should be providing, based on the latest and best evidence. They also are designed to help patients and families know what to expect in their care. The quality standard will complement Standards for Post-Concussion Care produced by ONF in 2017, and will be informed by clinical practice guidelines, including the ONF Guidelines.
This strategic partnership allows both groups to produce up-to-date evidence-based quality standards to support high-quality management of concussion. By combining resources, the collaboration will produce greater developments, dissemination and ultimately meaningful impact on concussion care in Ontario.