Available Reports for Acute Care 2002

Hospital Report 2002: Acute Care was produced by the Canadian Institute for Health Information using concepts and methodologies that build upon the previous reports in the Hospital Report Series.

Performance indicators are presented for four key areas of hospital activity - system integration and change, clinical utilization and outcomes, patient Satisfaction, and financial performance and condition.

Based on the method used in this report to determine performance allocations, the majority of hospitals fall into the "provincial average" category of performance allocations; fewer hospitals are below or above this "provincial average" category. This distribution is common across the indicators in all four quadrants.

A Technical Report describing the methodological approach used to develop the report is available.




Reporting Focus:
System level and hospital-specific.

Analysis Available:
28 of 35 hospital specific indicators were placed into one of five performance categories: "above average", "somewhat above average", "provincial average", "somewhat below average", and "below average" For the remaining seven indicators, only three performance categories were used: "above average", "provincial average", "below average". 
Results are summarized by type of hospital (small, community, teaching) and region, depending on the quadrant.

Data Baseline:
System Integration and Change Indicators: 2002 
Clinical Utilization and Outcomes Indicators: 2000-2001 
Patient Satisfaction Indicators: 2001 
Financial Performance and Condition Indicators: 2000-2001

Coverage:
123 acute care organisations, representing 173 hospital sites participated in the province-wide analysis; 92 of these were included in the hospital-specific portion of this report.

Contributors:
Mathew Alexander, Jack Bingham, Jeremy Chrystman, Nita Dharwarkar, Grant Gillis, Anyk Glussich, Jeff Green, Sara Lenz, Cassandra Linton, Erik Markhauser, Jennifer Rodgers, Jennifer Zelmer, Greg Zinck.