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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

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.

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  • Media Release

    Dec 18, 2014

    Organ donation practices in Canada could do more to improve health and save lives

    An estimated two-thirds of deceased patients who are eligible to donate organs in Canada do not make it through the complex organ donation process to help the 4,612 people on wait lists across the country

  • Media Release

    Dec 2, 2014

    Hospital deaths dropping in Canada

    New data shows that hospital deaths continue to decrease across the country. 2013–2014 data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reveals that 57% of hospitals that meet the reportable threshold achieved a decrease in hospital deaths over the last 5 years.

  • Media Release

    Nov 18, 2014

    Girls four times more likely to be hospitalized for self-harm

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of children and youth in Canada* are injured at home, school and play. In 2013-2014, around 17,500 of them were hospitalized for injuries, and approximately 3,000 of these hospitalizations were for an intentional injury—self-inflicted or at the hands of others.

  • Media Release

    Nov 6, 2014

    Nearly 1 in 5 Patient Visits to Emergency Could Potentially Be Treated Elsewhere

    A new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) identified that about 1 in 5 patients visited the emergency department (ED) for conditions that could be treated in a family practice setting or that are potentially preventable.

  • Media Release

    Oct 30, 2014

    Canada’s Health Spending Hits Slowest Growth Rate Since 1997

    Health spending in Canada is projected to post its slowest growth rate since 1997, a trend that has emerged over the last 4 years, according to new data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). While expenditures are increasing annually, the rate of spending is at 2.1%—a record low over the last 17 years.

  • Media Release

    Oct 28, 2014

    Preventing Falls: Improving the Health and Quality of Life of Canadians

    A slippery floor, a moment of weakness, a walker out of reach… More than one third of seniors in Canada will experience a fall, making it the leading cause of injury among this group. What if it happens to your loved one? 

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