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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

    May 28, 2015

    Canadians spent $28.8 billion on prescription drugs in 2014

    This report reveals that while Canadians continued to save money on generic drugs, those savings were offset by increased spending on newer classes of biologic drugs.

  • Media Release

    May 4, 2015

    Many more young Canadians using health services for mental disorders

    Care for Children and Youth With Mental Disorders, a new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows that rates (defined as the number of patients per 100,000 population) of ED visits for mental disorders among children and youth (age 5 to 24) increased by 45% from 2006–2007 to 2013–2014. Similarly, rates of inpatient hospitalizations that involved at least 1 overnight stay increased by 37% for Canadian children and youth over the same time period.

  • Media Release

    Apr 21, 2015

    Kidney failure triggered by diabetes heightens demand for transplants

    The number of Canadians with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) increased by 35% in the last 10 years. During a similar period, the number of Canadians with diabetes—the number 1 cause of ESKD—increased by 60%. This means that by the end of 2013, almost 42,000 Canadians were living with ESKD, creating an unprecedented demand for regular dialysis treatments and kidney transplants.

  • Media Release

    Apr 14, 2015

    Release: Wait times remain stable, while number of procedures grows

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