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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

    Jul 8, 2014

    Canada’s nursing workforce continues to grow

    Highest increase seen in number of licensed practical nurses.

  • Media Release

    Jun 12, 2014

    Patients admitted on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying

    "Weekend Admissions and In-Hospital Mortality" looked at 4 million urgent acute care admissions between 2010 and 2013 and found that those who underwent emergency surgery had 7% higher odds of dying if admitted on the weekend; emergency medical care patients had 3% higher odds.

  • Media Advisory

    Jun 3, 2014

    C-section most common inpatient surgery

    According to CIHI’s report Inpatient Hospitalizations, Surgeries and Childbirth Indicators in 2012–2013, there were more than 2.9 million inpatient hospitalizations across Canada that year. The report highlights the most common reasons for inpatient hospitalizations and inpatient surgeries across the country.

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