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Quality of care is measured by many dimensions. High-quality care is

  • Evidence-based (appropriate)
  • Focused on the patient (patient-centred)
  • Safe
  • Timely

CIHI gathers and analyzes health care data and information so that it can report on and contribute to the reporting of various dimensions of quality of care.

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Quality of care information

 Reports and analyses
 Databases and data sources
 Key projects
 Related content

Reports and analyses about quality of care

Databases and data sources for quality of care

CIHI’s many databases are used to calculate our large number of clinical, financial and other indicators across the health system and for populations. Our databases include

Key projects about quality of care

Canadian Hospital Reporting Project (CHRP)

Cardiac care quality indicators

The cardiac care quality indicators are a set of quality measures that are nationally comparable at the facility level.

The indicators support cardiac care centres in their quality improvement efforts by providing comparable information and by creating a forum for knowledge sharing and care process discussions. Results of the cardiac care quality indicators have been presented at the following events:

  • Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Montréal, Quebec, October 2010 (poster)
  • Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), Toronto, Ontario, May 2010 (poster)