Health system decision-makers face the challenge of providing timely and effective care within the confines of a fixed budget. What makes a health system efficient? How can efficiency be measured? What actions are decision-makers taking to improve efficiency and what are the associated challenges?
Health care leaders can use CIHI data and information to measure and improve health system efficiency in Canada. CIHI has initiated projects that incorporate quantitative and qualitative approaches to improve our understanding of efficiency at the system and hospital levels.