Participating clinicians can access their own data through bi-annual feedback reports, allowing for comparison of patients at various levels (e.g. other patients seen at their clinic, within the health division, and across the province). The Data Presentation Tool (DPT) is another way for physicians and clinics to undertake quality improvement initiatives.
Clinicians can learn details about their practice patterns (e.g. how often are SSRIs prescribed for depression management in younger patients). CPCSSN has developed algorithms to help identify over 13 conditions (e.g. depression, diabetes, osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s), which can assist in panel management and optimization. Re-identification of patients is possible only within the clinic environment; talk to your regional CPCSSN network for more instructions.