Data and Information Quality

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

Narrow the search results below by using the drop-down menu to choose a data holding, or use the search bar for more freedom. You can also sort results by year.

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Data holding Title Year Description
Guidance on the Use of Standards for Race-Based and Indigenous Identity Data Collection and Health Reporting in Canada 2022 ​This document provides pan-Canadian minimum standards for collecting race-based and Indigenous identity data in health care, along with guidance on the safe and appropriate use of the data.
Provincial/Territorial Data Quality Report: Indicators and Contextual Measures 2020

CIHI produces annual data quality reports to assess the contribution of each province and territory to 13 of CIHI's data domains.

CPCD MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology 2019

A comprehensive methodology that describes allocation and cost distribution per patient visit for comparisons and decision-making on resource consumption and performance.

CPERS Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Patient Experiences Reporting System 2020 ​​This document summarizes high-level data quality information about the Canadian Patient Experiences Reporting System for intended data users.

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