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Charting a New Course: Our annual report

CIHI’s annual report for 2015–2016 is out! Read about what we have accomplished in the past year. We are looking forward to the next 5 years as we work toward the new goals set out in our strategic plan.

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  • Excellence in all
CIHI’s Case Mix Funding School

Learn how to design and implement case mix–based funding mechanisms, with a focus on activity-based funding. The school will be held from January 30 to February 3, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Work with international faculty to learn about health care funding in Canada, case mix systems, patient-level costing, price setting, activity target setting and more.

This school is offered in English only. Space is limited. Apply by October 21.

Age Standardization: A new CIHI standard

For many years, CIHI has used the 1991 Canadian population estimates as the reference population when age-standardizing indicators in our products. The population’s age distribution has changed substantially over time, so CIHI, along with Statistics Canada, has updated the reference population from the 1991 Canadian population to the 2011 Canadian population.

Care in Canadian ICUs

The intensive care unit (ICU) provides critical care to severely ill patients. In 2013–2014, 11% of adult hospital stays in Canada outside of Quebec included time in an ICU. Experts have suggested that an increase in the severity of illness among hospital patients, coupled with Canada’s aging population, may contribute to an expected rise in the use of — and, in turn, the cost of — ICUs in the coming decades. Learn more in Care in Canadian ICUs and its accompanying data tables.


Heads-up on sport-related brain injuries

Over the last 5 years, the number of emergency department visits for sport-related brain injuries in Ontario and Alberta has increased by 46%. Find out which sporting activities are most associated with brain injuries, what age group has the highest proportion of injuries and more in this release, which includes data tables and an infographic.

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