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Quality Measurement

physicianPrimary Care Quality Indicators

All clinics participating in PIN regularly track their performance on a range of Primary Care Quality Indicators. This enables them to regularly review their performance as a basis for further change.  

The Primary Care Quality Indicators used in PIN are derived from evidence-based indicators originally developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), with the assistance of clinician experts. They measure recommended screening and chronic disease management processes in six areas of primary care:

  • prevention
  • diabetes management
  • asthma management
  • congestive heart failure management
  • hypertension management
  • coronary artery disease management

In addition to these, trial indicators for depression screening and patient access have been developed and are being trialed at some PIN sites.  

A summary of the Primary Care Quality Indicators tracked within PIN is available in the Manitoba Primary Care Quality Indicators Guide (Short Version) .

A more detailed list of the Primary Care Quality Indicators, including a description of how they are calculated, is available in the Manitoba Primary Care Quality Indicators Guide (Long Version) .

PIN Results

The table below shows indicators results from  Phase 1 PIN sites for three time periods.

 Phase 1 PIN Sites - Select Indicator Results 

Spring 2008

Fall 2010

Fall 2011

Prevention

Colon Cancer screening

25.5%

66.5%

64.2%

Dyslipidemia screening

53.8%

87.3%

89.2%

Diabetes

Nephropathy screening

49.0%

68.1%

78.6%

Full Fasting Lipid profile screening

60.7%

79.2%

82.7%

Obesity/Overweight screening

66.7%

79.6%

81.5%

Hypertension

Full fasting lipid profile screening

50.7%

73.1%

78.6%

Obesity/Overweight screening

53.0%

77.5%

77.7%

CAD

Full fasting lipid profile screening

57.0%

80.9%

83.2%

Obesity/Overweight screening

54.0%

78.4%

76.6%

Source: EMR extract data from Phase 1 sites; 2008 = 3 sites tracking CDM, 2 sites tracking prevention, 2011 = 4 sites.  Please note that since proportions for each evaluation period are based on different numbers of clinics, they are not directly comparable.

Contact Us at:

Physician Integrated Network Initiative
1090--300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 3M9
Tel: 204-788-6423
Fax: 204-943-5305
Email: pinsupport@gov.mb.ca