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Performance
Performance

Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has calculated the HSMR for eligible acute care hospitals in Canada (excluding Quebec). HSMR is a “Big Dot” indicator and measurement tool that compares a hospitals’ mortality rate with the overall average rate. It has been used by hospitals in many jurisdictions to assess and analyze mortality, and to identify areas for improvement.  Paediatric and specialty hospitals are not included due to the specialized nature of their patient populations. For more information on HSMR please visit the CIHI website.