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 Quebec *), 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
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- 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 2 major pathogens: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 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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