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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David O'Toole will speak at the event launching the MHCC report, Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification of its Information Security Management System.
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
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