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Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Framework for Health and Social Services The Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Framework for Health Services has been developed through a partnership between the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and Health Standards Organization (HSO) and supported by an advisory committee including providers, patients and family members, researchers and policy makers, indigenous and non-indigenous members, from Coast to Coast to Coast.

The framework reflects and builds on the perspectives developed through significant investments and contributions from several federal, national and provincial and territorial organizations, as well as recent work from the OECD, World Bank and WHO. 

Over the next five years, the framework aims to support national and jurisdictional stakeholders to:

  • Describe overarching principles and goals for safe, high quality health services in Canada;
  • Focus policy, action and resources that improve experience and outcomes from health and social services offered; 
  • Enhance collaboration of stakeholders around common goals;
  • Reduce care variations across different communities. 

Supporting resources including action guides for the Framework’s target audience are currently in development. The Framework is expected to be published in 2020.