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Mental health Quick Stats

Inpatient services statistics from the Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB) are now available for 2014–2015.

Quick Stats provide indicator results on hospitalizations for mental illness and addictions. The indicators measure

  • Separation volumes (discharges and deaths)
  • Service rates
  • Lengths of stay

These are presented by age, sex and diagnosis at the pan-Canadian, provincial/territorial and regional levels. HMHDB companion documents are also available, including user documentation and the data dictionary.

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.

  • Data driven
  • Decision-making support
  • 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.


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