The Ontario Health Quality Council released its newest report last week. Here’s what it says about chronic disease at the prevention end:
Factors that are linked to chronic disease – obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet – actually got worse from 2005 to 2007. There was progress made in reducing smoking from 2001 to 2005, but there’s been none since.
And at the treatment end:
There are some small improvements in treating chronic disease, but people are not getting the full range of care they need. Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs has improved, but Ontarians with diabetes are much less likely than people in other jurisdictions to get foot and eye exams – tests that can detect problems early and prevent amputations and blindness.
Click here for the full OHQC report: