Health system performance measurement

Measurement of health system performance refers to a structured approach to assessing how well health systems are functioning and to understanding where improvements could be made.

AV’s indicators and reporting tools, in conjunction with the Health System Performance Measurement Framework, can help identify the key factors to consider when monitoring performance within a sector or of the system as a whole.

What is an indicator?

Find out what an indicator is and how it can be used across different geographic, organizational or administrative boundaries.

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How is an indicator developed?

Indicators are developed in 4 stages after an information need or knowledge gap has been identified. Discover the activities included for each stage. 

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Health System Performance Measurement Framework

AV’s Health System Performance Measurement Framework can help identify key factors to consider when selecting measures or indicators that can be used to monitor performance.

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Your Health System

An interactive web tool providing key health system performance indicators for acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and health regions.

Health Indicators e-Publication

An inventory of indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance, and community and health system characteristics. 

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Access and wait times

The Wait Times tool provides a timely snapshot of how long patients wait for hip or knee replacement surgery, hip fracture repair, cataract surgery and more. 

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Shared Health Priorities
(2017 to 2022, and ongoing)

A common set of pan-Canadian indicators to measure progress toward improving access to mental health and substance use services, and to home and community care.

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