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Canada’s International Health System Performance Over 50 Years: Examining Potential Years of Life Lost 

This report and accompanying web tool compare Canada’s international performance in premature mortality — measured by potential years of life lost (PYLL) — with the performance of 17 other high-income countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1960 to 2010.

Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2016

Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy 2014 survey of older adults

Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy 2015 survey of primary care physicians

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Health system performance and quality-of-care information

  • Access and wait times


    How CIHI helps address information gaps when it comes to wait times and access to care.

  • Quality of care and outcomes


    How well health services are provided to patients, and health care outcomes.

  • Integration and continuity of care


    How different components of the health care system work, and how continuity of care helps patients transition between them.

  • Indicators


    How CIHI is working to develop indicators that measure the health of Canadians and health system performance in Canada.

  • Health funding


    Learn about CIHI's new Activity-Based Funding unit.

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