As a leader in health information in Canada, CIHI is committed to working with the federal, provincial and territorial governments to support comparable reporting on medical assistance in dying (MAID).

MAID data can be used to inform health policy, evaluate health systems’ responses, assist end-of-life care research and support a better understanding of patient and provider experiences.

CIHI is committed to working with MAID leaders from across the country to support pan-Canadian measurement of medical assistance in dying.

Partnerships and collaboration

CIHI will work collaboratively to

  • Establish standards and data quality
  • Improve data collection
  • Promote comparable reporting and actionable analysis

Coding and abstracting

Information gaps related to medical assistance in dying, including changes required to coding and abstracting, were identified by working with key stakeholders. Interim coding direction is available for 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 data. In 2018–2019, new ICD-10-CA/CCI codes and related standards and abstracting changes will be available.

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