Annual Report 2016 - Page 13

IMPROVING “ Through the use of evidence and consultation, a new approach to peer assessment is now being implemented. implemented. This new approach is speciality- specific, transparent, consistent, relevant, and aligned with the defined purpose of promoting physician quality improvement. Information from focused consultations with College assessors was used in the development of new tools to ensure relevancy in each particular speciality. For example, Assessor handbooks – the product of consensus-driven discussions on what constitutes quality – are now available to facilitate assessments in a manner that focuses the assessors’ discussions with physicians on quality improvement. We are phasing in the implementation of new assessment tools with an anticipated completion ” date of late 2019. Multi-source feedback (MSF) is another type of assessment tool that is used by regulators around the world. MSF provides the opportu- nity for physicians’ patients, peers and colleagues to comment on various aspects of a physician’s practice. This year, the College released the results of an analysis that focused on the use of MSF along- side the traditional peer assessment tools in a cohort of more than 1,700 physicians. Physicians found the feedback provided in the MSF report to be useful. In the coming years, the College will determine how MSF may be used as a tool in the assessment repertoire. Type of Physician Assessment QA Peer Assessments Change in Scope of Practice Assessments 1,295 36 Re-entry to Practice Assessments 3 Peer & Practice Reassessment (Comprehensive) 9 Methadone Assessments 98 IHF Physicians Assessed 465 OHP Physicians Assessed 382 Assessments for Registration Decisions 107 Pathways Assessments 422 TOTAL number of assessments 2,817 ANNUAL REPORT 2016 13