Measuring Health Equity: Demographic Data Collection in Health Care
Author: Sinai Health System
Topic: Health, Research and evaluation
Publisher: Sinai Health System
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: July 31, 2017

The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (Toronto Central LHIN) provided financial support to establish the Measuring Health Equity Project and has called for recommendations on health equity data use and a sustainability approach for future data collection.

This report describes the journey Toronto Central LHIN and Sinai Health System have taken to embed demographic data collection in hospitals and Community Health Centres. It also summarizes the potential impact of embedding demographic data collection into Ontario health-care delivery and planning. And finally, it describes the use of this data, the lessons learned, and provides recommendations for moving forward.

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