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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

    Jan 29, 2015

    Wait times for primary and specialist care longest in Canada, among 11 countries

    Health care is fundamentally about people, and the experience of patients is critical to understanding the performance of a health system. For the past decade, The Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy surveys have helped fill important information gaps through polls of patients and providers in 11 developed countries. The 2014 edition of this survey focused on the experience of people age 55 and older. The purpose of this companion report is to tell the Canadian story, and to highlight how experiences with health care vary across the country and how they compare with those in other countries.

  • Announcement

    Jan 26, 2015

    CIHI’s privacy and security recognized by Ontario’s privacy commissioner

    The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has renewed our prescribed entity status for the next 3 years. CIHI is the only organization with a pan-Canadian mandate with this status.

  • Media Release

    Jan 22, 2015

    Canadian Institute for Health Information helps shed light on mental health of Canadians

    David O'Toole will speak at the event launching the MHCC report, Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada.

  • Media Release

    Jan 7, 2015

    CIHI earns international information security certification

    The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification of its Information Security Management System.

  • Media Release

    Dec 18, 2014

    Organ donation practices in Canada could do more to improve health and save lives

    An estimated two-thirds of deceased patients who are eligible to donate organs in Canada do not make it through the complex organ donation process to help the 4,612 people on wait lists across the country

  • Media Release

    Dec 2, 2014

    Hospital deaths dropping in Canada

    New data shows that hospital deaths continue to decrease across the country. 2013–2014 data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reveals that 57% of hospitals that meet the reportable threshold achieved a decrease in hospital deaths over the last 5 years.


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