Welcome to CIHI’s Indicator Library
Here you’ll find tools to help you understand and interpret the indicator information. You’ll also find resources related to other CIHI products, such as the Your Health System web tool.
Your Health System Resources
The following documents provide detailed information on the methodology and technical information within CIHI’s Your Health System web tool:
Details on how to get indicator-specific results from CIHI’s Your Health System: In Depth web tool.
Methodological details of the clinical health system performance indicators.
Describes the methodology developed to identify top region and facility indicator results, trend analyses and comparisons at provincial, territorial, regional and hospital levels.
Provides information on data quality, suppressed rates and statistical outliers noted in CIHI’s Your Health System.
Describes the methodology developed to create the Overall Results Matrix visual.
Describes the methodology developed for using funnel plots to display indicator results.
Indicator Library Resources
The following documents provide more information on the content within the Indicator Library:
- CIHI Data Holding Metadata
Learn more about all of CIHI’s databases, which are used to calculate our indicators.
Descriptions of patient diagnosis typing used in our DAD and HMDB hospital discharge databases.
- Health System Performance Measurement Framework
Indicators are mapped to the Health System Performance Measurement Framework, which was developed by CIHI to understand how to measure and improve health system performance.
Provides methodological information on the OECD indicators that CIHI calculates for Canada.
Provides the regression coefficients and model specifications for clinical health system performance indicators.
Learn about the methodology used to create the peer group categories that are used to group facilities that have similar structural and patient characteristics.