The Fraser Institute's
Hospital Report Card: Ontario 2006
is constructed to help patients choose the best hospital for
their inpatient care by providing them with information on the
performance of Ontario acute-care hospitals.
The Hospital Report Card: Ontario 2006 and interactive web site
assesses 50 measures of patient safety and quality of care for
every acute care hospital in Ontario. Information is shown for
all of the 136 acute care hospitals in Ontario from fiscal year
1997 to 2005, comprising more than 8.5 million patient records.
The report also calculates the 50 indicators for all of the 138
municipalities in Ontario, based on patient location. Forty-three
hospitals agreed to have their institutions identified by name in
this Hospital Report Card. Other hospitals are anonymously shown
in the report by number.
Among the 50 measures are death rates, adverse events, volumes
and usage rates in three categories: hospital procedures, medical
conditions and those related to child birth. A Hospital Mortality
Index is calculated as a summary measure of mortality rates in
the larger hospitals (where adequate data are