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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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  • June 23, 2015

    Supply of nurses in Canada declines for first time in 2 decades

    For the first time in 2 decades, more regulated nurses left their profession than entered it, according to a recent report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Fewer of these professionals — which include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) — applied for registration

  • June 10, 2015

    Performance of 1,000 Canadian long-term care facilities now publicly available

    Your Health System, a groundbreaking web tool created by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on how health systems across the country compare with one another, has released 9 new performance indicators from the long-term care (LTC) sector, which includes more than 1,000 nursing homes and other LTC facilities.

  • May 28, 2015

    Canadians spent $28.8 billion on prescription drugs in 2014

    This report reveals that while Canadians continued to save money on generic drugs, those savings were offset by increased spending on newer classes of biologic drugs.

  • May 4, 2015

    Many more young Canadians using health services for mental disorders

    Care for Children and Youth With Mental Disorders, a new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows that rates (defined as the number of patients per 100,000 population) of ED visits for mental disorders among children and youth (age 5 to 24) increased by 45% from 2006–2007 to 2013–2014. Similarly, rates of inpatient hospitalizations that involved at least 1 overnight stay increased by 37% for Canadian children and youth over the same time period.

  • 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.

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