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Individuals delivering care or working in health human resources (HHR) are one of our health care system’s greatest assets. Evidence-based planning and management of HHR is a vital part of making sure Canadians can access health services when and where they need them.

To support this planning, CIHI collects data and produces analyses on the supply, distribution, education and employment characteristics of HHR in Canada. This includes record-level data and analysis on 

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other health care providers
    • Medical laboratory technologists
    • Medical radiation technologists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Physiotherapists
    • And others (through the Health Personnel Database)

CIHI gathers information on workforce size, practice settings and regulatory environments, as well as trends in supply, demographics and education. This is used by health care planners, decision-makers, policy-makers and researchers to support resource and use planning.


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