The Fraser Institute's
Hospital Report Card: Ontario 2008
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 information in this report is laid out in 12 sections
We set out to create a hospital report card that is easy to
understand and accessible by the public, where individuals are
able to look up a given condition or procedure and compare
death rates, volumes of procedures, rates of adverse events,
and utilization rates for their hospital to those of other
hospitals in Ontario.
We are using the Canadian Institute for Health Information's
(CIHI) Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) as our primary
information source. This information is derived from patient
records provided to CIHI by all Ontario hospitals. Demographic,
administrative, and clinical data are extracted from the
Discharge Abstract Database for inpatient hospital stays from
all acute care hospitals in Ontario, except for the Hospital
for Sick Children in Toronto.