Welcome to the Media Centre. CIHI posts media releases and advisories that capture key findings from its reports and analyses on health care in Canada, wait times, patient safety, the Canadian Hospital Reporting Project and more. We also alert the public when new data is available. You'll find news from the past 60 days posted on this page. For earlier releases or advisories, consult our archives.
May 14, 2013Publicly funded health care reduces income gap
Public funding of health care has a redistributive effect on the incomes of Canadians, but this is reduced when a life course perspective is considered,
Apr 26, 2013Hospital services for cancer patients nearing death vary across Canada
The number of cancer patients who die in acute care hospitals varies across Canada.
Apr 11, 2013Growth in drug spending continues to slow
Spending on drugs continues to rise but at a much slower annual growth rate—3.3%, the lowest in 16 years—reveals the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
Mar 22, 2013Seniors five times more likely to be hospitalized for adverse drug reactions
One in 200 seniors was hospitalized because of an adverse drug reaction (ADR) in 2010–2011, compared with 1 in 1,000 of all other Canadians. This translates to approximately 27,000 people age 65 and older.
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