Hospital Care for All

An equity report on differences in household income among patients at Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN) hospitals, 2008-2010.

May 2012

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Understanding the socioeconomic status of our patients is an essential step toward ensuring that hospitals in TC LHIN provide excellent care for all patients, regardless of who they are, where they come from, where they live or what they earn.

CRICH and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in collaboration with the Hospital Collaborative on Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations, produced this report to establish standardized, baseline evidence about the socioeconomic status of patients receiving care in TC LHIN hospitals.

This evidence will enable many hospitals and health care stakeholders in the TC LHIN to see the socioeconomic profile of patients for the first time. It provides an empirical basis for planning, implementing and evaluating equity-focused health care services within and across hospitals.