A Framework for Public Reporting on Healthy Work Environments in Ontario Healthcare Settings

The purpose of this report is to inform the development of a comprehensive framework for assessing and publicly reporting the quality of work environments in Ontario’s healthcare organizations. The report synthesizes relevant research on healthy work environments with a focus on the healthcare sector, compares concepts and tools used to measure healthy work environments in healthcare settings, and recommends options for a comprehensive measurement and reporting system for healthy work environments in Ontario.
An evidence-informed case can be made for developing a healthy work-environment measurement and reporting framework in Ontario. Work-environment indicators ideally should be integrated into a comprehensive quality improvement and accountability system. It is important to build on current initiatives, as well as to engage stakeholders in developing the framework and its measurement tools.