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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.

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.

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.

CORR Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data 2016

Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data

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 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 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 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.

HMDB 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.

HMDB 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.

HMDB 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.

HMDB 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.

HMHDB HMHDB Hospital Mental Health Database, 2015-2016: User Documentation 2015-2016

Describes the composition of the Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB), data quality and other information relevant to data users.

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.

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