Quality of care contributes to patient safety and health outcomes and considers how well health care services are provided to patients. It addresses these questions:
Outcomes of care are the direct results of the care patients receive.
CIHI gathers, measures and analyzes health care data to support quality of care and health outcomes in Canada. We produce information products that help inform discussions from a systems perspective about how to improve quality of care and outcomes and enhance patient safety.
Events and education
Canadian Patient Safety Week
A national annual campaign started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety
Key reports and analyses
Health indicators are standardized measures used to compare health status and health system performance and characteristics among different jurisdictions in Canada.
CIHI provides free, aggregate-level data on health indicators, presented in one of two ways:
Each year, CIHI and registered organizations collect and analyze data related to the health of Canadians and the Canadian health care system.
To help improve access to timely data, CIHI offers data-submitting organizations an eReporting tool so that registered organizations can submit and access their data electronically through a secure website.
Applications available through Client Services eReporting: