initiatives (Change Ideas)
||Change ideas (2017/18)
|Population Health/ Effectiveness/Patient-Centred
Improve the screening and identification of abdominal aortic aneurysm for male patients aged 65-75 in primary healthcare teams in Ontario
- # of AAA identified via ultrasound
- # of incidental findings noted on abdominal ultrasound
- Access to ultrasound in weeks from time of appointment request
- # of eligible male patients who refuse screening
|Reminders to prompt primary care providers to assess the opportunity to screen.
||% of eligible male patients aged 65-75 in the practice screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm via ultrasound.
||EMR use for capturing identification of eligible patients capturing screening rates & capturing patients who refuse or are not ready for screening.
|Provide decision support aids for patients.
||% of eligible male patients aged 65-75 in the practice screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm via a targeted ultrasound.
||Provision of website links, paper-based information tools to support screening decision.
|Complete outreach to patients.
||% of eligible male patients aged 65-75 who accepted screening when contacted.
||Letters, Emails, Phone Calls, Focus Groups .