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CIHI posts media releases and advisories that capture key findings from its reports and analyses. We also alert the public when new data are available.

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  • January 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.

  • January 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.

  • January 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.

  • January 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.

  • December 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

  • December 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.

  • November 18, 2014

    Girls four times more likely to be hospitalized for self-harm

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of children and youth in Canada* are injured at home, school and play. In 2013-2014, around 17,500 of them were hospitalized for injuries, and approximately 3,000 of these hospitalizations were for an intentional injury—self-inflicted or at the hands of others.

  • November 6, 2014

    Nearly 1 in 5 Patient Visits to Emergency Could Potentially Be Treated Elsewhere

    A new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) identified that about 1 in 5 patients visited the emergency department (ED) for conditions that could be treated in a family practice setting or that are potentially preventable.

  • October 30, 2014

    Canada’s Health Spending Hits Slowest Growth Rate Since 1997

    Health spending in Canada is projected to post its slowest growth rate since 1997, a trend that has emerged over the last 4 years, according to new data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). While expenditures are increasing annually, the rate of spending is at 2.1%—a record low over the last 17 years.

  • October 28, 2014

    Preventing Falls: Improving the Health and Quality of Life of Canadians

    A slippery floor, a moment of weakness, a walker out of reach… More than one third of seniors in Canada will experience a fall, making it the leading cause of injury among this group. What if it happens to your loved one? 



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