Providing safe care is about preventing and reducing unsafe acts by using best practices that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Indicators measured and reported to the public by Grand River Hospital (GRH) related to safety of care include the following, which are described by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The Health Quality Ontario's (opens in new window) website contains the standard definitions for these indicators.
GRH tracks compliance with the following patient safety indicators. Results can be viewed through the following links:
- Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
- Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE)
- Central-line primary blood stream infection (CLI)
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
- Surgical site infection prevention
- Hand hygiene compliance
- Surgical safety checklist (SSC)
- Hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR)
Each of the above links opens in a new web page.