System Evaluation

Improving quality through standardized evaluation 

The RCA's Rehabilitative Care System Evaluation Framework and annual rehabilitative care system performance report provide a standardized approach to evaluating system performance across the rehabilitative care continuum. Together, with the system performance dashboard, they:

  • define quality rehabilitative care using 14 performance indicators
  • establish provincial benchmarks for rehabilitative care system indicators in three priority areas
  • provide regions with information to assess their performance against each other and against provincial benchmarks
  • help regions focus their efforts to improve quality and flow
  • support evidence-based practice and system-wide improvement. 

The RCA continues to support Ontario Health Teams and regional and provincial partners in quality improvement initiatives.

The RCA's annual rehabilitative care system performance report is available to health service providers by contacting info@rehabcarealliance.ca

A more detailed list of activities for all RCA initiatives is found here


Framework and Reports
2020-21 RCA Rehabilitative Care System Performance Report: Summary Report (January 2022) A summary of 2020/21 rehabilitative care performance data. 

System Performance Dashboard

System Performance Dashboard Guide

Online dashboard of 14 performance indicators with data provided at a regional and sub-regional level. 

A guide document that highlights key features of the dashboard and provides instruction on how to navigate the indicator tabs. 

RCA Performance Report: Technical Manual (January 2022) Technical definitions, data interpretation and background for the RCA System Evaluation Performance data. 
FAQ: Rehabilitative Care System Performance Report (January 2022) FAQ document addresses common questions related to the RCA System Evaluation Framework, performance report, and dashboard. 
RCA Rehabilitative Care System Evaluation Framework Diagram A 2-page summary diagram of the System Evaluation Framework. 
2019-20 RCA Performance Report: Summary Report (May 2021) A summary of the performance data for 2019-20 in rehabilitative care in Ontario.