May 30, 2019 — About 2.4 million Canadians have heart disease. It is the second leading cause of death in Canada.
The Cardiac Care Quality Indicators Report examines the results of 6 comparable pan-Canadian indicators on mortality and readmission outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass graft and aortic valve replacement. CIHI reports the results of these indicators to
- Improve transparency
- Make data more accessible to health professionals to support quality improvement efforts
- Help facilitate the sharing of best practices across cardiac care centres
The indicators were identified and developed in partnership with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and are based on strong clinical expertise from across the country.
Explore the report and data tables to dig deeper into the indicators that the CCS considers essential for examining cardiac care across Canada.