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Fewer deaths, more lives saved: The Ottawa Hospital is a national leader

May 26, 2016 — The Ottawa Hospital outperforms most Canadian hospitals for rescuing patients from life-threatening injuries or illnesses, according to a scorecard that tracks the performance of Canadian hospitals.

The 2016 edition of YourHealthSystem.caGo to YourHealthSystem site was published today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The Ottawa Hospital’s standardized mortality ratio (HSMR) which measures how often patients are saved against the odds, has improved steadily in recent years. This indicator is used internationally as a measure of overall quality. It demonstrates that The Ottawa Hospital is a high performing hospital, with one of the lowest HSMR’s in the country.

The Ottawa Hospital welcomes the CIHI findings and uses this scorecard to achieve better quality and efficiency in areas that the report shows need improvement.

The Ottawa Hospital is the region’s only adult tertiary care and major trauma centre treating patients from Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and parts of Nunavut.

For the complete report, go to YourHealthSystem.ca