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  • April 21, 2015

    Kidney failure triggered by diabetes heightens demand for transplants

    The number of Canadians with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) increased by 35% in the last 10 years. During a similar period, the number of Canadians with diabetes—the number 1 cause of ESKD—increased by 60%. This means that by the end of 2013, almost 42,000 Canadians were living with ESKD, creating an unprecedented demand for regular dialysis treatments and kidney transplants.

  • April 14, 2015

    Release: Wait times remain stable, while number of procedures grows

  • March 5, 2015

    CIHI releases top 10 reasons for hospitalization and surgery

    The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has released its annual report Inpatient Hospitalizations, Surgeries and Childbirth Indicators, detailing national figures and provincial variations. 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 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.



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