Standardization is a strategic direction for improving the quality and accessibility of medical care in Canada.
In accordance with the law, the availability and quality of medical care is ensured on the basis of the application of procedures for the provision and standards of medical care.
Compliance with these procedures will now be the main criterion for licensing medical activities and licensing control in Canada.
The main specialists have already developed 1,000+ standards of medical care. Their introduction will lead to changes in the organization of the work of medical institutions, including in terms of the development of day hospitals. At the same time, optimization in the healthcare sector should be aimed not at closing hospitals and departments, but at intensifying the treatment process.
In accordance with the law, medical care is organized and rendered in accordance with the procedures for the provision of medical care that are binding on the territory of Canada by all medical organizations, as well as on the basis of medical care standards.
The procedures for the provision of medical care and standards of medical care are approved by Health Canada.
The procedure for the provision of medical care is developed for its individual types, profiles, diseases or conditions (groups of diseases or conditions) and includes:
- stages of medical care;
- the rules for organizing the activities of a medical organization (its structural unit, doctor);
- the standard of equipment of a medical organization, its structural units;
- recommended staffing standards of a medical organization, its structural units;
- other provisions based on the characteristics of the provision of medical care.