Hospital care is a vital part of the health care system. Typically, the federal government establishes the national health care standards that jurisdictions must meet. However, in most parts of the country, provincial and territorial governments are responsible for providing hospital and acute care services.
At CIHI, we collect and report on clinical, administrative and financial data from hospitals providing inpatient and outpatient hospital care in Canada.
Emergency and ambulatory care
Medical care delivered on an outpatient basis. It is one of the largest-volume patient activities in Canada, making it a key component of the continuum of health services in Canada.
Acute inpatient care provides necessary treatment for a disease or severe episode of illness for a short period of time, with the goal of discharging patients as soon as they are stable.
Serves people who may not be ready for discharge from hospital but who no longer need acute care services. Also known as extended care, chronic care or complex continuing care, this type of hospital care provides ongoing professional services to a diverse population with complex health needs.
Care for both short-stay and long-stay rehabilitation patients.
Each year, CIHI and registered organizations collect and analyze data related to the health of Canadians and the Canadian heath care system. To facilitate improved access to timely data, CIHI offers data-submitting organizations a reporting tool. It enables registered organizations to electronically submit and access their data through a secure website.
Applications available through Client Services eReporting are
A web-based analytical environment that gives clients access to enriched, facility-identifiable data from several of our data holdings. Through a dynamic bundle of content and functionality, CIHI Portal enables decision support and planning by providing the tools for customized comparative reporting.
CIHI Portal integrates four distinct services
Secure and fast access to submission reports for the Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS), the Home Care Reporting System (HCRS), the National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS), the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).
Get answers to your questions. Use eQuery to search for an answer or to submit your questions about CIHI’s programs and products, including Classifications, Case Mix, DAD, NACRS, CCRS, HCRS, OMHRS, NRS and CIHI Portal.
An interactive tool developed by CIHI to estimate the average cost of various services provided in hospitals.
This tool provides information nationally, by jurisdiction and by patient age group. The cost estimates represent the estimated average cost of services provided to the average patient. They include the costs incurred by the hospital in providing services but exclude physician fees, since physicians are normally paid directly by the jurisdiction and not by the hospital.