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1 in 10 emergency department (ED) patients required admission to hospital in 2013–2014, and they spent 4.7 times longer in the ED than those who were not admitted.
A unique website from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will allow Canadian hospitals, health regions, provinces and territories to compare how they measure up on 37 indicators related to access, quality of care, patient safety and emerging health trends across the country.
For the first time in almost 15 years, the amount paid to physicians in Canada appears to have flattened out, even though there are more physicians in the workforce than ever
The Delivery of Radical Prostatectomy to Treat Men With Prostate Cancer, a study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), examined radical prostatectomies (RPs)—the most common surgical intervention for prostate cancer in Canada—that were done between 2006–2007 and 2012–2013.
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.
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