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Health Status and Health Outcomes

"All governments agree to report to their residents on health system performance including the elements set out in this communiqué. Governments agree to seek advice from experts and health providers on the most appropriate indicators to measures of health system performance.

First Ministers of jurisdictions participating in the Health Council agree that the Council prepare an annual report to all Canadians, on the health status of Canadians and health outcomes. The Council will report on progress of elements set out in this communiqué."-10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care

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Shining a light on health innovation, Corporate Annual Report 2012/13 Shining a light on health innovation, Corporate Annual Report 2012/13
September 2013
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Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada
May 2013

In Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada, the Health Council reports on the progress made by jurisdictions in five priority areas of the health accords:

  • access and wait times;
  • primary health care reform and electronic health records;
  • pharmaceuticals management;
  • disease prevention, health promotion and public health; and
  • Aboriginal health
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Which way to quality? Key perspectives on quality improvement in Canadian health care systems Which way to quality? Key perspectives on quality improvement in Canadian health care systems
March 2013
While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world, recent international rankings for health care quality place Canada in the middle or at the bottom of the pack. This report calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada’s health care systems. Read more
 
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Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer
November 2012
The Health Council of Canada has developed a series of videos to provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in Canada through the eyes of those who design, disseminate, and use them. Read more
 
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Progress Report 2012: Health care renewal in Canada Progress Report 2012: Health care renewal in Canada
June 2012
This report on Canada's health care performance is a pan-Canadian look at progress to date in home and community care, health human resources, telehealth, access to care in the North and health indicators. Read more
 
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Self-management support for Canadians with chronic health conditions: A focus for primary health care Self-management support for Canadians with chronic health conditions: A focus for primary health care
May 2012
Self-management support for Canadians with chronic health conditions: A focus for primary health care. The report explores how self-management support can improve patient outcomes and better integrate the health system for this purpose. It profiles a range of practices and calls for targeted investments in self-management support strategies. Read more
 
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Measuring and reporting on health system performance in Canada: Opportunities for improvement Measuring and reporting on health system performance in Canada: Opportunities for improvement
May 2012
The paper highlights the need for governments to set clear policy goals with both measurable health outcomes and supporting health indicators in order to hold health system leaders accountable for performance. The paper provides recommendations to governments, at the same time highlighting innovative practices across Canada and in the United Kingdom and Australia that can provide a way forward.

Download Measuring and reporting on health system performance in Canada: Opportunities for improvement to learn about the many complexities of performance reporting in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. Read more
 
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Strength in Numbers, Corporate Annual Report 2011/12 Strength in Numbers, Corporate Annual Report 2011/12
April 2012
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Progress Report 2011: Health care renewal in Canada Progress Report 2011: Health care renewal in Canada
May 2011
This report on Canada's health care performance is a pan-Canadian look at five key commitments under the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal and the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, and it highlights progress to date on wait times, pharmaceuticals management, electronic health records, teletriage, and health care innovation. Read more
 
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Setting the Course, Corporate Annual Report 2010/11 Setting the Course, Corporate Annual Report 2010/11
April 2011
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A Citizen's Guide to Health Indicators: A Reference Guide for Canadians A Citizen's Guide to Health Indicators: A Reference Guide for Canadians
January 2011
For individuals with an interest in health care and how to use health information, this resource provides an introduction to health indicators: what they are, where they come from, and how they can influence health care decisions and policies. Read more
 
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Beyond the Basics: The Importance of Patient-Provider Interactions in Chronic Illness Care Beyond the Basics: The Importance of Patient-Provider Interactions in Chronic Illness Care
April 2010
This bulletin is our analysis of data from the 2008 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults. We zeroed in on responses from Canadians with common chronic conditions who also had a regular family doctor or clinic. The chronic conditions considered Read more
 
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Renewal in Action, Corporate Annual Report 2009/10 Renewal in Action, Corporate Annual Report 2009/10
April 2010
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Helping Patients Help Themselves: Are Canadians with Chronic Conditions Getting the Support They Need to Manage Their Health? Helping Patients Help Themselves: Are Canadians with Chronic Conditions Getting the Support They Need to Manage Their Health?
January 2010
This bulletin is based on the 2008 Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care. The survey measured the quality of health care as reported by Canadian patients, including those with one or more of seven common chronic conditions: arthritis, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and mood disorders including depression. Read more
 
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Safer Health Care for sicker Canadians Safer Health Care for sicker Canadians
November 2009
Here we draw upon an analysis of the 2008 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults and report on how Read more
 
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We inform Canadians about health care renewal, Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2008/09 We inform Canadians about health care renewal, Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2008/09
April 2009
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Value for Money: Making Canadian Health Care Stronger Value for Money: Making Canadian Health Care Stronger
February 2009
This report identifies four key areas for improving and sustaining Canada’s health care system: strengthening health human resources planning, expanding the use of multidisciplinary teams in primary health care, employing information technology for patient health records, and reducing health disparities, particularly in Aboriginal communities. Read more
 
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Sustainability in Public Health Care: What Does it Mean? Sustainability in Public Health Care: What Does it Mean?
July 2008
In this report, we ask: Are we funding the right things? Are we getting the best value for the money we spend? Are we investing in the programs and services that will yield the greatest health improvements for Canadians? We must figure out a way to make our money go further without compromising the quality of care Canadians have come to expect and need. Read more
 
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Taking the Pulse, Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2007/08 Taking the Pulse, Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2007/08
April 2008
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Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Learning from Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Learning from Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions
December 2007
This report continues our focus on the urgent challenge of chronic health conditions, their impact on health care services and on quality of life. We present a case for action to close the gap between what we know and what we do to prevent chronic conditions and to care for people who have them. Read more
 
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Health Care Renewal and Chronic Illness: Report on a Public Consultation Health Care Renewal and Chronic Illness: Report on a Public Consultation
December 2007

In conjunction with the release of Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes, we hosted a public consultation in March and April 2007 to hear what Canadians affected by diabetes and other chronic health conditions had to say about health promotion and health care—what is working well and what needs to change.

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Canadians’ Experiences with Chronic Illness Care in 2007 Canadians’ Experiences with Chronic Illness Care in 2007
December 2007
From the first Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care, we report on access and quality of care among adults with seven high-impact / high-prevalence chronic health conditions. Read more
 
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Population Patterns of Chronic Health Conditions in Canada Population Patterns of Chronic Health Conditions in Canada
December 2007
Using the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, we present in-depth results on the prevalence of seven select chronic health conditions and how they relate to use of health care and quality of life. Read more
 
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Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2006/07 Health Council of Canada Corporate Annual Report 2006/07
April 2007
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Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes
March 2007
In this report, we look at diabetes as a case study to examine the way chronic health conditions are diagnosed, managed and treated in this country. We explore changes in lifestyle and care that can have profound, practical and positive effects on the health and quality of life of Canadians with chronic health conditions. Read more
 
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Health Care Renewal in Canada: Measuring Up? Health Care Renewal in Canada: Measuring Up?
February 2007
In this report, we set out three pathways to help steer us towards quality: quicker access to needed care, better quality services, and improved population health that factors in the need for support inside and outside the health care system. Read more
 
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Their Future is Now: Healthy Choices for Canada’s Children and Youth Their Future is Now: Healthy Choices for Canada’s Children and Youth
June 2006
This report says that the best way to secure a healthy population and a prosperous future is to invest in children today, focusing on both the medical and non-medical needs of the young. Read more
 
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Shining a Light on Health Care Renewal, Coporate Annual Report 2005/06 Shining a Light on Health Care Renewal, Coporate Annual Report 2005/06
April 2006
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Corporate Annual Report 2004/05 Corporate Annual Report 2004/05
March 2005
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Health Care Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change 2005 Health Care Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change 2005
January 2005
In this report, we set out three pathways to help steer us towards quality: quicker access to needed care, better quality services, and improved population health that factors in the need for support inside and outside the health care system. Read more
 
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