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New data shows that hospital deaths continue to decrease across the country.

  • Out of 83 reporting facilities in Canada (outside Quebec), 47 have significantly improved on this measure over the last 5 years.
  • For patients who die in Canadian hospitals, the 6 leading causes of death are stroke, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, sepsis and heart attack.

Updated results for the indicator Hospital Deaths (also known as HSMR, for “hospital standardized mortality ratio”) are available on CIHI’s Your Health System web tool.


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Take a look at the CIHI and Statistic Canada Health Indicators e-Publication—now with updated results for 17 CIHI indicators measuring health system and patient outcomes, including

  • 30-Day Stroke In-Hospital Mortality
  • 30-Day Surgical Readmission
  • Patients With Repeat Hospitalizations for Mental Illness
  • Caesarean Section Rate

Examine updated results for CIHI indicators  (marked with footnote 3).


The number of replacements has increased, while revisions are holding steady. Those are the findings from the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry’s 2014 annual report on hip and knee replacements. Here are some highlights:

  • In 2012–2013, there were 47,137 acute care hospitalizations for all hip replacements in Canada. This represents a 5-year increase of 16.5%.
  • In the same period, there were 57,718 acute care hospitalizations for all knee replacements, representing an increase of 21.5%.
  • The greatest rate increase in knee replacements was for patients age 45 to 64 for both genders.


Read more in the report, data tables and public summary »


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