Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 25

BUDGET 2018 INCREASED ACTIVITY = INCREASED RESOURCES REGISTRAR’S INVESTIGATIONS 3,076 (projected) 2017 2,685 2016 377 2015 636 575 (projected) 2016 2017 45% INCREASE IN REGISTRAR’S INVESTIGATIONS RIs are more complex than public complaints, with a greater proportion of these cases categorized as high-risk based on potential patient and public safety issues. RIs can include some or all of the following: 2,405 2015 PUBLIC COMPLAINTS A review of 25 patient charts by an external assessor INDUSTRY AVERAGE 25 cases Collection of OHIP records, or pharmacy records Interview with doctor under investigation Observation of the doctor under investigation OPEN DISCIPLINE CASES 108 2017 89 2016 (as of October) INVESTIGATOR AVERAGE CASELOAD 60 cases 71 2015 ISSUE 4, 2017 DIALOGUE 25