Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – Annual Report 2016–2017

Shaping CIHI’s Future — A Commitment to Action

A global view International comparisons at CIHI 

How does Canada fare in relation to international benchmarks and targets? Which countries have the best results and how can we learn from them? It’s our job to help answer these questions. International Comparisons at CIHI, released in February, provides key highlights from our international reports, featuring our work and that of our partners around the globe.

In 2016, CIHI participated in The Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, which compared access to medical care and patient experience in 11 countries. The survey shows that Canadians continue to report some of the longest wait times in doctors’ offices and emergency departments. However, the Canada average for quality of care received from regular health care providers was higher than the international average.

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