Albertans care about their health care system and they want information on how it is performing. Many talk to me about the annual summaries they used to receive – though others have questioned whether that approach led to a change in practices, or had the desired effect. Regular public reports and disclosures on a core set of system and performance indicators, however, holds the potential to give citizens the information they need to measure performance of the system – and facilitate incentives for continuous improvement.
Require AHS to publish local quarterly performance reports according to a set of indicators with comparisons to provincial standards in including:
- Emergency wait times
- Surgery wait times
- Hospital and clinic acquired infection rates