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Specialized Services

CIHI contributes to a better understanding of specialized services available across the Canadian health care system. CIHI does this with databases and applications like the

  • Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB)
  • Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)
  • Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR)

Service providers and policy-makers can use this data to enhance quality of care for patients with more complex needs. The data also allows for system planning to meet ever-changing needs.

Specialized services information

Joint replacements
Information about hip and knee replacements and their impact on the health care system

Medical imaging
Medical imaging technologies, such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT)

Mental health and addictions
A wide range of programs and activities related to mental health and addictions

Multiple sclerosis
Information about the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System and related activities

Organ replacements
Solid-organ transplant data, including kidney, liver, lung, heart and pancreas transplants

Trauma and injuries
Data from our trauma registries helps provide policy- and decision-makers with accurate and comprehensive information on injuries.

Read more about what’s new in specialized services.

New initiatives

Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System

An estimated 93,500 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) according to the Canadian Community Health Survey. Much is unknown about MS, and Canada is estimated to have one of the highest MS rates in the world.

The Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System (CMSMS) began in April 2011 through collaboration with an extensive network of experts, including

  • People living with MS and their caregivers
  • MS Society of Canada
  • Canadian Network of Multiple Sclerosis Clinics
  • Clinicians, researchers, international experts and various governments

Since September 2012, the CMSMS has been ready to receive data

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Key reports and analyses

2013 CORR Report—Treatment of End-Stage Organ Failure in Canada, 2002 to 2011

Get the 2013 Canadian CORR reportTreatment of End-Stage Organ Failure in Canada, 2002 to 2011 draws on data from CIHI’s Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR). The report examines dialysis, transplantation and organ-donation characteristics and trends in Canada during that period.

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