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Canadian Quality & Patient Safety Framework for Health Services

Many Canadians believe we have the safest health care system in the world – the reality is that we have a way to go.

Unintended patient harm occurs every minute and 18 seconds throughout Canada's health care systems, with a death resulting every 13 minutes and 14 seconds (RiskAnalytica, The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada, August 2017). We must do better.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and Health Standards Organization (HSO), with the dedicated support of hundreds of stakeholders across Canada, recognized the need for a greater commitment to quality and safety improvement. We are pleased to share the Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Framework for Health Services, the first of its kind in Canada. By committing to improving quality and patient safety, we can achieve better health care for all.

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