2017 Cancer system performance report

Learn about the quality, equity, seamlessness of patient experience, and sustainability of Canada’s system for cancer control, as well as the impact of data

This 2017 Cancer system performance report describes the quality, equity, seamlessness and sustainability of Canada’s system for cancer control:

  • Quality refers to the effectiveness of care.
  • Equity refers to the absence of sociodemographic barriers (such as socioeconomic, place of residence and immigrant statuses) to access effective cancer control.
  • Seamlessness refers to an integrated, person-centred approach that lets patients and their families easily understand, access and navigate the cancer system.
  • Sustainability refers to meeting the population’s health-care needs in a way that optimizes the balance between resource use and patient outcomes.
  • Maximizing the impact of data refers to making system performance information more readily available.

Improving care in those five areas will help us achieve a future where fewer people get cancer, fewer people die from cancer and more people with cancer experience better quality of life.

This report also highlights gaps in existing data. Making system performance information more readily available will help us tell a more complete story about cancer control’s current state.

Quick facts from this 2017 report

Downloadable content

2017 Cancer system performance report

File size 6 MB | 66 pages