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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
The CIHI Data Quality Framework, 2009 2009

Data and information quality intrinsic to CIHI’s mandate: to inform public policy, support health care management and build public awareness about the factors that affect health.

Insights and Lessons Learned From the PHC VRS Prototype 2014

Insights and Lessons Learned from the Primary Health Care Voluntary Reporting System prototype.

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

CJRR Data Quality Evaluation of the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, 2004–2005 2004

Information on coverage, non-response, collection processes, data quality control, methodology changes and revision history.

CJRR Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, 2014-2015 Data 2014-2015

CJRR Data Quality Documentation for Users is a summary of information for external users of the data. The document helps users assess whether the quality of the data fits their intended use.

CJRR Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, 2013-2014 Data 2013-2014

CJRR Data Quality Documentation for Users is a summary of information for external users of the data. The document helps users assess whether the quality of the data fits their intended use.

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, 2014–2015 2014-2015

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2013–2014 2013–2014

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2012–2013 2012–2013

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2011–2012 2011–2012

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2010–2011 2010–2011

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2009–2010 2009–2010

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2008–2009 2008–2009

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — 2007–2008 Executive Summary 2007–2008

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Executive Summary: Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database, 2006–2007 2006–2007

Information on the quality of the data file for the relevant fiscal year.

DAD Quality Assurance Processes Applied to the Discharge Abstract and Hospital Morbidity Databases 2008

Processes for quality assurance of the DAD and HMDB.

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