Primary Care Quality Indicators

physicianManitoba Primary Care Quality Indicators (PCQI) are developed in partnership with Manitoba physicians and other providers/specialists based on the primary care indicators originally developed by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). They are evidence-based and measure clinical quality processes in primary care across Manitoba. For the complete list of Manitoba PCQIs with their calculations, see the Manitoba Primary Care Indicator Guides below.

Primary Care Quality Indicators are regularly reviewed and revised by the Manitoba Primary Care Indicator Advisory Committee (MPAC). MPAC, comprised of primary care clinicians, program managers and other key stakeholders, provides input and advice regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of PCQIs across primary care settings in Manitoba. Questions and suggestions related to PCQI development can be sent to or call at 204-788-6391.

Primary care clinics participating in various programs and initiatives in Manitoba regularly capture and track their indicator completeness on a range of PCQIs in their EMR. This enables them to regularly review patient care managementas a basis for further practice reflection and continuous quality improvement. The data captured in the EMRs about the patient services provided and PCQIs captured are submitted to Health via the Primary Care Data Extract (PCDE.) 

For more information on the Primary Care Data Extract, EMR Certification and support with EMR and data quality improvement, contact the Primary Care/Community Information Systems Office (PCIS) at or call at (204) 926-3482.

For any other inquiries about primary health care in Manitoba, please contact us.