Hospital Harm Project
This project is a partnership between CIHI and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute aimed at answering the question, “how often do patients experience harm in hospital?”
The result is a report, Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals, that introduces a new measure of potentially preventable harm in hospitals. The measure is linked to an improvement resource containing evidence-informed practices that can reduce the occurrence of harm. Providing an overview of the status of these patient safety events in Canada (outside of Quebeci), the report identifies how the data and associated improvement resource can be used for improvement.
The Hospital Harm Improvement Resource is a compilation of resources to complement the Hospital Harm measure. It links measurement and improvement by providing evidence-informed resources that will support patient safety and improvement efforts.
Through this collaboration, decision-makers, hospital executives, clinicians and policy-makers will have access to important information on patient safety in acute care hospitals and how to improve it.
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Report companion products:
- Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals — Summary report
- Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals — Technical report
- Technical Backgrounder for the Hospital Harm Measure
- 1 in 18 patients experiences harm in Canadian hospitals ― Media release
- Patient harm in Canadian hospitals? It does happen. — Infographic
- Hospital Harm Project FAQ
- CIHI and CPSI Collaborate on Hospital Harm — Information sheet
- Hospital Harm Improvement Resource (CPSI's website)
- Data Quality Study of the 2015-2016 Discharge Abstract Database: A Focus on Hospital Harm — Data quality report
CIHI patient safety measures
Available on Your Health System: In Depth
- In-Hospital Sepsis
The risk-adjusted rate of sepsis that is identified after admission
- Falls in the Last 30 Days in Long-Term Care
The number of long-term care residents who fell in the last 30 days
- Worsened Pressure Ulcer in Long-Term Care
The number of long-term care residents whose stage 2 to 4 pressure ulcer had worsened since the previous assessment
- Medication-Resistant Infections
The rates of challenging infections caused by 3 major pathogens: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
- Hospitalized Surgical Site Infections
The rate of hospitalized surgical site infections (SSIs) — infections caused by a surgical procedure or of the area where the surgery took place
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