Optimizing Clinical Practice in Ontario Based on Data, Evidence and Guidelines

Optimizing clinical practice based on data, evidence and guidelines is a challenge faced in every health system around the world. The way the challenge manifests itself at the level of the patient has been remarkably consistent over time: tough decisions made at the intersection of clinical expertise, patient values and preferences, and the best available data, evidence and guidelines. It’s timely to ask what can be done to optimize clinical practice in Ontario based on data, evidence and guidelines as The Excellent Care for All Act has invigorated these discussions.