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Accreditation is an important driver for patient safety and quality improvement. CPSI works with Accreditation Canada’s Health Standards Organization to develop and communicate standards to drive health and social care including patient safety.

Measures of Success for Patient Safety in Canada

The following measure of success was 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 changes to standards in preventing and reducing harm:

  • Organizational practices promote and enforce patient safety through the incorporation of health standards across Canada and will be measured through accreditation practices.