The joys of quality indicators

Kondro, Wayne
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p142
Academic Journal
The article reports on the characteristics of the quality indicators of the hospitals in Canada. According to the author, a quality indicator is an important measure of the number of observed to expected deaths within a hospital or health region for diseases that account for 80% of in-patient mortality. Meanwhile, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides accurate information about the newly minted hospital standardized mortality ratio report. It has reported that hospital mortality ratios only for health regions that has at least 2500 qualifying deaths between April 2004 and March 2007.


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