Quality of Care NL’s research and evaluation work focuses on five main areas aimed at improving social and health outcomes in Newfoundland and Labrador.

When it comes to improving our health care system, it is important to evaluate data such as usage rates, processes, outcomes and more. The quality of care delivered is also vital.

System Performance and Quality

A shift to enhanced care in the community is widely supported as the way forward when it comes to improving access to care for all, better work-life balance for health care workers, and better health overall.

Community Care

Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, our vast geographical area and relatively small population combine to make a unique landscape for providing health care.

Hospital Services

Newfoundland and Labrador’s population is rapidly aging. The demography of the population has radically changed to a low proportion of children, and a high proportion of seniors.

Aging and Long-Term Care

The social determinants of health strongly influence a person’s health; more so than the health care system or lifestyle choices.

Social Determinants of Health and Social Care