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Supporting Advances in Quality in Health Systems

 

Agencies in Canada with a mandate to advance quality in the health systems in which they work typically focus on approaches to quality improvement (i.e., a systematic approach to improving clinical- and system-level quality and performance) and/or quality assurance (i.e., a more reactive approach that monitors whether standards of quality are being met). However, such agencies themselves must also continually evolve to ensure their structures and processes are optimally designed to achieve their mandate and strategic priorities.

Rapid synthesis: