(VIDEO) LTC reporting means families, public will have better understanding of data

When public data reporting becomes mandatory for Ontario long-term care homes in April, people will have access to information that will allow for better understanding of the sector, says OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.
Sometimes data appears that casts a negative shadow on a home and this draws media attention. For instance, if a home has higher-than-average restraint use there may be questions from reporters or residents’ families about why the number is high. Public reporting will also show data explaining why, for example, restraint usage is higher than the provincial average at that particular home.

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