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The information captured in the interRAI assessment system can be aggregated and used at different levels to help inform decisions Youtube, Opens in new window:

Clinicians need information to support their care planning decisions.

  • Real-time reports on the assessed individuals’ health status, progress and risks support care decisions.

Health system managers need information for planning, quality monitoring and accountability.

  • Quality indicators are used to inform quality and risk management initiatives in the organization.
  • Quality indicators are measurable and allow for comparative analysis at the organizational, regional, provincial and pan-Canadian levels.
  • Quality indicators are publicly reported in CIHI’s Your Health System web tool.

Policy-makers and senior decision-makers need information for system management and accountability.

  • Outcome scales inform programs and services that meet the evolving needs of the organization’s population.
  • Case-mix systems Youtube, Opens in new window use grouping methodologies to help funders align resources with population needs and allocate funds across regions or provider organizations.

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