The newly released 2019 Cardiac Care Quality Indicators Report was developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS). The report provides pan-Canadian comparable information on mortality and readmission outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and aortic valve replacement (AVR). The indicators reported on here are part of a suite of PCI and cardiac surgery indicators that CCS has identified as important for evaluating the quality of cardiovascular care in Canada.
This report focuses on 6 outcome indicators and 1 volume measure. Data from administrative databases that have Canadian standards for data collection was used to calculate results for 38 cardiac care centres across 9 provinces. Reporting is at the Canadian, provincial and cardiac care centre levels. Results are based on 3 fiscal years of pooled data: 2013–2014, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016. Overall, Canada is performing well on PCI and cardiac surgery readmission and mortality.