The Alberta Quality Matrix for Health
The Alberta Quality Matrix for Health provides a way of organizing information and thinking around the complexity of the health system.
The matrix has two components:
- Dimensions of quality, which focus on aspects of the patient/client experience
- Areas of need, which divides the range of services provided by the health system into four distinct, but related, categories.
The Quality Matrix enables the public, patients, providers, and organizations to see how levels of quality and areas of need might intersect. It has been used in numerous ways, including policy development, strategic and service planning, and as a way to educate the public about quality in healthcare.