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The public are at the heart of efforts to advance a culture of quality and safety across Canadian healthcare. Therefore, systems must be established to actively and meaningfully engage the Canadian public through different avenues such as advisory committees and public forums. Involvement in the structures and skills for engagement can be a powerful means to set and institutionalize a culture of quality within a health system. 

Measures of Success for Patient Safety in Canada

The following measures of success were identified through the literature review, collaboration with Patients for Patient Safety Canada, and consultations with CPSI's Policy, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee to monitor the progress of public engagement in preventing and reducing harm:

  • Patient safety awareness increases among Canadians.
  • The profile of patient safety is a priority across health systems in Canada.