CIHI public reporting on long-term care quality indicators

Canadian Institute for Health Information RAI-MDS 2.0

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reports information collected from long-term care facilities across the country. The CIHI reporting for long-term care is based on measures of health processes and outcomes, called Quality Indicators, that are derived from assessments of long-term care residents, known as RAI-MDS 2.0. The 9 Quality Indicators can be used to identify potential areas for quality improvement, flag areas where more review may be needed, to track performance, and to learn from other facilities and jurisdictions.

Summary of results

The information reported by CIHI shows that Alberta continues to perform well in key areas from 2010 to 2015. The two measures with the greatest change include a nearly 7% reduction in the use of antipsychotic drugs for residents without a diagnosed condition that would require these medications, and a more than 6% reduction in residents experiencing pain in long-term care.

How Alberta compares to national averages

The infographics linked in the table below provide an overview of each of the 9 CIHI Quality Indicators for long-term care.

RAI 2.0 Quality Indicators (2014/15) for long-term care PDF icon Alberta Canada
1. Improved Physical Functioning in Long-Term Care 33.7% 31.9%
2.Worsened Physical Functioning in Long-Term Care 35.1% 33.6%
3.Potentially Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care 21.1% 27.9%
4.Falls in the last 30 days in Long-Term Care 15.2% 15.3%
5.Worsened Depressive Mood in Long-Term Care 29.5% 23.5%
6.Experiencing Pain in Long-Term Care 7.8% 9.6%
7.Experiencing Worsened Pain in Long-Term Care 13.2% 11.0%
8.Worsened Pressure Ulcer in Long-Term Care 3.1% 3.1%
9.Restraint Use in Long-Term Care 8.6% 8.7%