Since 1998 the Health Care in Canada (HCIC) survey has served as Canada's Health Care Report Card, a trustable source of national data and peer reviewed health care research findings. HCIC members have simultaneously and repeatedly sampled public and professional perceptions around the outstanding issues and opportunities in Canadian health. The twelfth iteration of this unique survey was completed in 2016. Click here to access some of the most recent Report Card as well as past survey findings.
The HCIC vision is to provide reliable evidence to inform and influence the improvement of Canadian health policy and care, through achievement of specific goals and objectives:
• Broad partnership / collegial governance;
• Regular knowledge creation / dissemination;
• Addressing relevant health issues / questions / experience;
• Measurement / reflection of all stakeholders’ views;
• Rigorous, cost-efficient sampling process; and,
• Data-driven communication plan.
By repeatedly polling nationally representative samples of the adult Canadian public and key professional groups (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health administrators) over the last 18 years, the HCIC survey initiative has revealed a wealth of knowledge regarding: the general health of the nation including perceptions on access, affordability and quality of health care; the burden of chronic diseases and their care, particularly gaps in evidence-based and team care; and, innovation opportunities to improve care and outcomes. This allows stakeholders to be better informed regrading what we're doing well, what we're doing not so well and what we should be doing next. The Report Card shows the way forward, where consensus and dissenting opinions lie, where multiple priorities are reconciled, where obstacles stand and where we need to overcome or steer around them.
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