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Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institute for Health Information; January 23, 2014.
This report compared the quality of care in Canada with 34 other countries to identify areas in which it performed well and where it needed improvement. The country has strong measures of community care such as avoidable admissions and influenza vaccinations, but is behind in efforts to reduce patient safety incidents, including trauma in obstetric care and retained foreign objects.
Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; March 2011.
Explaining the importance of hand hygiene in the health care setting, this publication provides strategies for patients and families to prevent spreading health care–associated infections.
Kingston-Riechers J, Ospina M, Jonsson E, Childs P, McLeod L, Maxted JM. Edmondton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 2010. ISBN: 9781926541273.
This report analyzed patient safety in Canadian primary care practice to identify themes, priorities, gaps in research, and opportunities for improvement.