Last week the Wellesley Institute shared a booth at the Health Achieve conference with MAgIC (Measuring and Managing Access Gaps in Care). MAgIC is a research collaboration focused on developing ways to measure inequities in access to the health care system, with a particular focus on gender. MAgIC was developed under a grant funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health with the support of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, and is administered in collaboration with The Wellesley Institute.
The MAgIC performance measurement system has two steps: first, it uses a decision tree analysis to segment populations; then it uses the difference in rates of outcomes to generate a measurement of the inequity gap for policy and decision making now, and measurement over time.
This measure is important because health care providers often struggle to measure inequities in service delivery. The MAgIC system facilitates not only the initial identification of access gaps, but also provides a benchmark metric that can be incorporated into ongoing quality improvement. MAgIC has also blogged about our shared presence at Health Achieve.
Highlighting MAgIC’s work is particularly timely given that the Wellesley Institute is hosting Dr. Cory Neudorf, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Saskatoon Health Region, in Toronto on November 23rd. Saskatoon is widely recognized as a leader in Canada in research and policy that addresses health inequities. Dr. Neudorf will be speaking about key directions and lessons learned in Saskatoon, which will lead to a discussion about how to address health equity in Toronto and Ontario. Details of the event are below.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 1:30-4:30pm
Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle, Room: MS 3154 (3rd floor)
Room is fully accessible. Accessibility info: http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/osm/accessibility/building_data/ms.pdf
UofT campus map, building MS: http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:1417784470411340
No registration required for this event.
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