New Canadian Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Monitoring System

The Public Health Agency of Canada is supporting the development of a new Canadian Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Monitoring System. This system will increase our understanding of MS patterns in Canada by providing information on disability, treatments, health outcomes, and quality of life. It will also help MS patients, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and Canadians to better identify MS and its impact on people. Enhancing the availability of accurate information on chronic diseases is a PHAC priority and MS is the most common neurological disease affecting adults in Canada. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will develop the monitoring system, working in collaboration with the Canadian Network of MS Clinics and the MS Society of Canada.