Methodology

Below are resources that include more information on technical data definitions and data sourcing.

Data dictionary

Each of the charts on this website is built using data that comes from clearly defined measures. The HQCA has summarized these measure definitions in a data dictionary. It includes more information about things like the measure calculations, sources of the data, analytical assumptions, exclusions, and limitations.

Click here for the data dictionary. 

Survey methodology

In April 2016 the HQCA began surveying patients who visited the 16 busiest emergency departments in Alberta. We have published the methodological details of the HQCA’s Emergency Department Patient Experience of Care (EDPEC) survey.

Click here for the survey methodology.

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