8 core demographic questions for hospitals A list of the 8 core patient demographic questions mandated for TC LHIN hospitals.
This section provides a collection of tools and forms for use in patient and client demographic data collection.
A quick guide to evaluating data quality A reference guide on how to ensure data quality when collecting demographic data.
Assessment of existing data collection practices A questionnaire designed to assess existing data collection practices.
Closed-ended survey and focus group questions for eliciting data collectors’ feedback Questions designed to collect feedback from data collectors.
Demographic Data Brochure in Plain Language A brochure that can be distributed to patients and clients for further information on the 8 TC LHIN questions and why they are being asked the questions. Each organization should choose their privacy statement on the back panel and insert their contact information.
MSH Demographic Questions with numbers This form lists the 9 demographic questions asked at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Facilitator Manual This manual provides facilitators from Toronto health-care organizations with educational materials and resources to train staff to collect patient and client demographic data. It includes practice exercises for staff (refer to the “Practice Session” on page 18 on the manual).
Glossary in Plain English Key terms in the core demographic questions are defined in plain English.
Glossary of equity-related terms for use in Canadian health settings A glossary from Alberta Health Services of equity-related terms used in Canadian health settings.
NHS Scotland “Mobile Data Protection Standard” A document on security requirements when using mobile data devices proposed by the Scottish Government.
Optional demographic questions Three additional demographic questions on reading language, religion and housing that can be adopted for use by hospitals based on their needs and demographic data collection goals.
Participant Manual The information presented in this manual provides admitting, registration and health-care staff from Toronto health-care organizations with the educational materials and resources they need to collect patient and client demographic data.
Poster for patient and client engagement around demographic data collection A poster for use in promoting demographic data collection. Available to TC LHIN hospitals and CHCs upon request.
Sample Measuring Health Equity Steering Committee mandate A sample mandate that highlights the goals, operating principles and membership requirement of the steering committee.
Sample presentation introducing project and its scope A sample introductory PowerPoint presentation on implementing demographic data collection at health-care organizations.
Staff Asking Aid for hospitals A script for staff on how to properly ask demographic questions in hospitals. Tips for both handing out paper forms for patients to complete or through directly asking the questions in one-on-one conversation with patients.
Staff Asking Aid for CHCs A script for staff on how to properly ask demographic questions in community health centres. Tips for both handing out paper forms for clients to complete or through directly asking the questions in one-on-one conversation with clients.
TC LHIN CHC Demographic Data Form A list of the 8 core client demographic questions mandated for TC LHIN community health centres.
Training Session Presentation A PowerPoint presentation to be used in the demographic data collection training process in conjunction with the facilitator and participant manuals.
Work plan for initial implementation of demographic data collection A work plan designed to help plan key objectives for implementing demographic data collection.