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Our Data and Information Quality Program is recognized internationally for its comprehensiveness and high standards . We work with our data suppliers and users to ensure we continue to be a trusted source of health information that meets the broadening needs of our stakeholders.

In addition to the resources below, key reference information about CIHI’s data sources and indicators is available.

 

Data Quality by Data Holding

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Data Holding Title Year Description
CIHI’s Information Quality Plan 2017

This Information Quality Plan outlines 3 quality-specific objectives that will support the achievement of CIHI’s overall strategic goals.

CIHI’s Data Source Assessment Tool 2017

The DSAT sets out an approach to systematically assess, document and improve data quality for all of our data sources. 

CIHI’s Information Quality Framework 2017

CIHI’s IQF provides an overarching structure for all of CIHI’s quality management practices related to capturing and processing data and transforming it into information products.

Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications 2017–2018 2017

The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) is routinely analyzed for data quality issues during the submission year and after database closure. Suspect findings are communicated back to the submitting facilities for investigation and correction while the database is still open for submission

CPCD MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology 2017

This document is a comprehensive methodology that describes allocation and cost distribution per patient visit for comparisons and decision-making on resource consumption and performance.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2016–2017 2017

Current-Year Information report is produced on a yearly basis and provides information on the quality of the data file for the given fiscal year.

HMHDB Hospital Mental Health Database, 2016–2017: User Documentation 2016-2017

Review the composition of the Hospital Mental Health Database, data quality and other information relevant to data users.

NACRS Data Quality Documentation, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System - Current-Year Information, 2016–2017 2017

Current-Year Information report is produced on a yearly basis and provides information on the quality of the data file for the given fiscal year.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2017–2018 2017

Open-year data quality tests performed on NACRS in 2017–2018, including the rules, patient care types, submission levels, selection criteria and data elements used.

NACRS Data Quality Documentation, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Current-Year Information, 2017–2018 2017-2018

Data Quality Documentation, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Current-Year Information, 2017–2018

NRS National Rehabilitation Reporting System, Data Quality Documentation, 2017–2018 2018

Information on the fitness of National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) data for various uses.

OMHRS System for Classification of In-Patient Psychiatry (SCIPP) Grouping Methodology: Flow Charts and SAS Code, OMHRS Version 2016–2017 2016-2017

This product describes the System for Classification of In-Patient Psychiatry (SCIPP) grouping methodology through flowcharts and SAS code. This grouping methodology is meant for use with all Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) data. 

OMHRS Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) Resource Manual 2016–2017 2016-2017

The Ontario Mental Health Reporting System OMHRS Resource Manual, 2016-2017 includes:

  • Guidelines, definitions and codes for completing the RAI-MH minimum data set used in OMHRS; and
  • Detailed information on data submission and specifications for each data element collected in OMHRS.