Choosing the right report to request is an important first step. Here are your options.
Types of reports
Physician Proxy Panel Report
- Based on an estimated physician patient panel created using the HQCA panel selection algorithm.
- Will provide a good estimate for physicians who have practised in a stable, traditional primary care practice for at least three years – the proxy algorithm uses three years of administrative health data to assign patients to physicians, and for physicians who saw few patients that belong to other family physicians (e.g., in an after-hours or walk-in clinic).
- Request this option if you cannot provide a confirmed patient list (i.e., list of patients who agree you are their main family physician).
Confirmed Patient List Report (CPL)
- Based on the physician’s confirmed patient list.
- Request this report if you have confirmed the list of patients who agree you are their main family physician.
- A CPL will be more accurate for physicians who share patients, work in more than one clinic, work in a non-traditional primary care setting (primarily in the Emergency Department), or are new to practice. The physician must complete an information sharing agreement (ISA) and send to the HQCA a list of Patient Health Numbers (PHN) of patients on their CPL. Once we receive the completed ISA and PHN list, the report will be emailed to the physician within two weeks.
Clinic Report (proxy or confirmed)
- A minimum of two physicians are requested to produce this report, because it is an aggregate of results. The clinic will receive an aggregate report and each individual participating physician will receive their own report, with the ability to compare the results of their clinic and their primary care network. Primary Healthcare Panel reports are confidential and are provided only to the requesting physician.
Who else can receive a report?
- With the physician’s approval, the HQCA can give a delegate access to the report.
Learn how to navigate the process to request your Primary Healthcare Panel Report. Download this handy guide to answer your questions.