Health Canada. (2011). Healthy Canadians-A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2010. Ottawa, ON. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/system-regime/2010-fed-comp-indicat/index-eng.php.
The 2000 First Ministers’ Communiqué on Health articulated the commitment of federal, provincial and territorial governments to improve accountability and reporting to Canadians. It directed them to collaborate and develop a framework of comparable health indicators on health status, health outcomes and quality of service. It also committed governments to comprehensive and regular public reporting. These commitments were reiterated in the 2003 and 2004 Health Accords.
Healthy Canadians—A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2010 is the fifth in a series of reports on the health status of Canadians and the performance of our health care system.
Healthy Canadians 2010 presents 52 indicators that are based on input from health partners, experts and the public at large, and were identified as being of interest and/or use to Canadians. Data on the general population come largely from Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Limited information on First Nations and Inuit are drawn from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Almost all of the reported data are from 2000 or later, and all highlighted differences are statistically significant.