alexa Standardizing Canadian Decision Support Systems
ISSN: 2157-7420

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics
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Standardizing Canadian Decision Support Systems

Keith Jansa*

Canada Health & Medical Informatics, Ottawa, Canada

*Corresponding Author:
Keith Jansa
Canada Health & Medical Informatics
1387 Beaucourt Place
Ottawa, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 12, 2012; Accepted date: July 25, 2012; Published date: July 30, 2012

Citation: Jansa K (2012) Standardizing Canadian Decision Support Systems. J Health Med Inform 3:113. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000113

Copyright: © 2012 Jansa K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Adverse events undeniably compromise patient safety. Inadvertent complications attributable to preventable error rather than patient illness or disease suggests a fragmented and dire system of care. Adverse events by definition refer to diagnostic errors, and make up a substantial fraction of all medical errors leading to unnecessary morbidity, deaths, and healthcare costs. The Canadian Adverse Events Study published in 2004 and conducted by the Canadian Institute of Health Information found that the overall rate of adverse events in 2000 was seven point five per one hundred patients admitted to Canadian hospitals, one point six of which were associated with causing death

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