In March 2019, CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) requested that all hospital vascular programs complete a standardized self-assessment, the Ontario Vascular Program Core Service Criteria Evaluation Tool (Tool). The Tool facilitated an evaluation of vascular programs against the
Provincial Vascular Services Framework (Framework) (August 2015), which focused on quality, coordination of care and patient outcomes, and defined
three levels of acute care vascular programs.
The purpose of the evaluation was to update CorHealth’s knowledge of vascular programs’ capacity, coverage, expertise, and resources across Ontario from the previous evaluation completed in 2016. As a result, in 2019 there are
20 hospital vascular programs where two are Level 3 programs, nine are Level 2 programs and nine are Level 1 programs.