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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
HWDB Regulated Nurses, 2016: Methodology Guide 2016

This document summarizes the strengths and limitations of the nursing data contained in our analytical products and the ways in which it can be effectively used and analyzed. 

HWDB Health Workforce Database, 2016: Methodology Guide 2016

Summarizes the strengths and limitations of the health workforce data contained in our analytical products and the ways in which it can be effectively used and analyzed.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2015–2016 2015–2016

Open-year data quality tests performed on NACRS in 2015–2016, 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, 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.

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.

NRS National Rehabilitation Reporting System Data Quality Documentation, 2015–2016 2015–2016

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

NRS National Rehabilitation Reporting System, Data Quality Documentation, 2016–2017 2015–2016

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.

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