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Highest increase seen in number of licensed practical nurses.
"Weekend Admissions and In-Hospital Mortality" looked at 4 million urgent acute care admissions between 2010 and 2013 and found that those who underwent emergency surgery had 7% higher odds of dying if admitted on the weekend; emergency medical care patients had 3% higher odds.
According to CIHI’s report Inpatient Hospitalizations, Surgeries and Childbirth Indicators in 2012–2013, there were more than 2.9 million inpatient hospitalizations across Canada that year. The report highlights the most common reasons for inpatient hospitalizations and inpatient surgeries across the country.
The number of bariatric surgeries performed in Canadian hospitals has nearly quadrupled since 2006–2007.
Most seniors in Canada are taking at least 5 drugs—and that number increases dramatically for older seniors and those living in long-term care facilities.
The Heartbleed vulnerability is a critical vulnerability affecting specific versions of OpenSSL, an extensively deployed open source library used in the products of many vendors.
Measuring the Level and Determinants of Health System Efficiency in Canada
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information is pleased to announce that after a thorough search and interview process, David O’Toole has been selected as the new president and CEO of CIHI, effective May 12, 2014
Demand for priority procedures continues to rise
Last year, $29.3 billion was spent on prescription drugs in Canada, but the annual growth rate was the second-lowest in more than 20 years.
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