Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 1 2018 - Page 22

Find out more about your prescribing patterns 1. What percentage of your patients are receiving opioids (either patients who’ve signed up with you or those who are virtually rostered, i.e., they receive the majority of their primary care from you)? 22 The MyPractice reports and metrics were developed jointly by HQO and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, the Ontario College of Family Physicians, and the Centre for Effective Practice. 2. W  hat percentage of these patients are just starting opioids? HQO does not report outliers to anyone (including the CPSO, other agencies or physician groups). It also does not follow up with individual prescribers. The purpose of the report is for physicians to review their own performance and make decisions to benefit their patients. 3. W  hat percentage of patients are on high-dose opioids (90 ml equivalent of morphine or more)? The Primary Care Practice Reports are for family physicians only. 4. What percentage of patients on an opioid have also been prescribed a benzodiazepine (by anyone) ? You can sign up for MyPractice at hqontario.ca. For more information, e-mail practicereport@ hqontario.ca. DIALOGUE ISSUE 1, 2018 The College encourages family physicians to gain a better understanding of their own opioid prescribing pattern by looking at their MyPractice Report, a Health Quality Ontario (HQO) initiative. The report shows: