New performance targets set for Alberta Health Services
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:37PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:38PM MST
The province has put together 16 new performance measures for Alberta Health Services in an effort to streamline the system so it is easier to understand and interpret.
AHS says the revised measures reflect a goal and standard to be achieved over time and that the targets have been set for two consecutive years.
The new performance measures include:
- Satisfaction with hospital care
- Satisfaction with long-term care
- Hospital acquired infections
- Hand hygiene
- Hospital mortality
- Emergency Department wait to see a physician
- Emergency Department length of stay for admitted patients
- Emergency Department length of stay for discharged patients
- Access to radiation therapy
- Continuing care placement
- Actual length of hospital stay compared to expected stay
- Early detection of cancer
- Mental health readmissions
- Surgery readmissions
- Heart attack mortality
- Stroke mortality
“We worked with stakeholders to develop performance targets that will be challenging, yet achievable,” said Dr. John Cowell, AHS Official Administrator. “Where possible, we also added measures that align with national standards because Albertans want to know how our ability to take care of them compares to other health services in Canada,” Dr. Cowell said.
To view the full performance report, click HERE or see the document below.