How does Ontario compare?
“Working together to create the best cancer system in the world” is Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)’s vision. Is Ontario succeeding? To find out, we sought out national and international data against which to compare Ontario’s results. We highlight here selected findings to give us an indication of the areas in which Ontario is doing well and the areas in which Ontario is performing less well compared to other jurisdictions.
A note on jurisdictional comparisons
This is the third year in which the CSQI has showcased international benchmarks for Ontario’s performance.
Here we compare Ontario with other jurisdictions selected, in most cases because they have healthcare and data systems similar to those in Ontario.
Ensuring that we have comparable data and measures from multiple jurisdictions is a challenge. It is wise to be mindful of the different data definitions, methodologies and years that are used in indicators measured outside Canada. Cross-jurisdictional comparison is still useful, however, to give a rough indication of how well Ontario is doing compared to other jurisdictions.
What aspects of cancer are we comparing?