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2016 Updated Links & Purchasing Option for Quality Book of Tools

We are pleased to let you know that we have recently completed our 2016 update of the QBT links on the website and PDF versions of the QBT. See the ‘PDF Download’ link on the sidebar. Please let us know if you have any problems with the links or any suggestions. The 2016 book is more »
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Quality Book of Tools translated into Japanese

We are delighted to announce today that the QBT has been translated by Dr. Shinji Matsumura and his family physician colleagues in the Japan Primary Care Association into Japanese. Dr. Shinji Matsumura saw a poster of the Quality Book of Tools at a WONCA conference and made a commitment to translate the book into Japanese. more »
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Check out our new “Navigating the QBT” youtube video

We have just posted our new “Navigating the QBT” video. It will help you move around the website and access all the resources and indicators. If you find it useful, please share it with others. Let us know how you like it!
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2014 Updated Links for Quality Book of Tools

We are pleased to let you know that we have recently completed our annual update of the QBT links on the website and PDF versions of the QBT.  Also the further information at MacHealth has been updated. Please let us know if you have any problems with the links or any suggestions. We have 331 more »
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Quality Book of Tools validation study published

We are very excited to have published our validation study of the quality indicators in the Quality Book of Tools. In 2009, we did a systematic comparison of similar indicators that we found in other assessment tools. Forty-four indicators were valid. Of the remaining sixty-three indicators brought to a Delphi panel, thirty-seven were valid. This more »
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Summer 2013 Quality Book of Tools Updates

It has been a while since this blog was last updated but we are pleased to announce many recent and exciting developments with the Quality Book of Tools. For starters, we have recently updated the website and PDF versions of the QBT to remove some errors and updated broken links. Please let us know if more »
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New Disability Legislation in Ontario

Joint QBT/machealth Blog about new legislation re disabilities I am delighted to share this Blog space with Dr. Anthony Levinson who maintains our links at machealth.ca to share the new links about new disability legislation in Ontario. Even for those members in other Canadian provinces and in other countries these links may be useful resources more »
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FMF workshop – Nov 2011

Did you attend our workshop at Family Medicine Forum in Montreal in November? Were you one of the 25 people who participated? Let us know what you thought about it. Linda and I gave an overview of the Quality Book of Tools (QBT), discussed the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), talked about the challenges more »
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  • Criteria Symbols

    Legal and Safety – required by law*

    Essential – required to demonstrate best practice

    Desirable – required to demonstrate additional quality

    (*Assumptions about indicators are based on the nature of these indicators and the regulations that qualify them)