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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
Provincial/Territorial Data Quality Report: Indicators and Contextual Measures 2016

CIHI produces annual data quality reports to assess the contribution of each province and territory to 11 of CIHI's databases.

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 Documentation for Users: Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, 2015-2016 Data 2015-2016

Information on coverage, non-response, collection processes, data quality control, methodological 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.

DAD Data Quality Study of the 2015–2016 Discharge Abstract Database: A Focus on Hospital Harm 2015–2016

A summary of results from a reabstraction study on DAD data, providing an assessment of coding quality, with a particular focus on data used to measure patient safety.

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 Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2015–2016 2015–2016

Open-year data quality tests performed on the DAD in 2015–2016, along with the rules, selection criteria and data elements used.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2014–2015 2015

Open-year data quality tests performed on the DAD in 2014–2015, along with the rules, selection criteria and data elements used.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2012–2013 2013

Open-year data quality tests performed on the DAD in 2012–2013, along with the rules, selection criteria and data elements used.

DAD Job Aid: Alternate Level of Care Diagnosis List: Clarification of Use, 2016 2016

The importance of getting ALC data right and how to resolve problems related to medical facilities and health care.

DAD Job Aid: Changes to Z-Codes Allowable With Alternate Level of Care Service 99 — 2016 2016

Z-code changes to coding and abstracting within the context of ALC.

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Hospital Morbidity Database — Current-Year Information, 2015–2016 2015–2016

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

DAD Data Quality Documentation, Discharge Abstract Database — Current-Year Information, 2015–2016 2015–2016

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

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.

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