Although seniors make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs. Find out more about drug use among seniors in Canada on this page.
Inpatient hospitalization statistics — volumes and average length of stay by sex, age group and province/territory — are available from 1995–1996 onward in the Inpatient Quick Stats.
Selected childbirth indicators by province/territory and health region are available from 2001–2002 onward in the Childbirth Quick Stats.
Canadian MIS Database hospital statistics on number of hospital inpatient days, inpatient admissions, ambulatory care visits, emergency visits and day/night care visits.
Key information on 2016–2017 inpatient hospitalizations, surgeries and childbirth indicators are provided in a Snapshot and data tables.
Canadian seniors are less satisfied with the quality of the health care they receive than those age 65 and older in 10 similar countries, a key international survey shows. Seniors were asked about many aspects of their health care experience, from mental health and access to medical specialists, to quality of home care and end-of-life planning. Learn more about the results of the latest Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey.
Annual release of data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR), including statistics on dialysis, organ transplantation and donation characteristics, trends and patient outcomes in Canada between 2007 and 2016.
The amount of time most Canadians spend waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital is on the rise. The length of stay for people admitted to hospital in 2016–2017 was up 11% from the year before and almost 17% from 5 years ago, confirming concerns raised by some clinicians working in Canadian medical facilities. Find out more in our latest update.
National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2017 provides an overview of how much is spent on health care annually, in what areas money is spent and on whom, and where the money comes from. It features comparative expenditure data at the provincial/territorial and international levels, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.
Using drug claims data from CIHI’s National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS), this report will examine the drug classes that contribute to current trends in public drug program spending. Spending reported in the NPDUIS represents two-thirds of the total public drug spending reported in CIHI’s National Health Expenditure Database.
How many physicians are there in Canada? What are their average gross payments? How old is the average physician? Discover more about Canada’s doctors in our annual update.
Approximately 16 Canadians a day are hospitalized due to opioid poisoning — a 19% increase over 2 years ago. Concerns about the effects of illicit drugs and opioids were first raised in Western Canada, but CIHI’s new data shows that hospitalization rates are increasing across most of the country. As hospital stays due to opioid poisoning keep rising, what’s the impact on our health care systems? Find out more in our latest release.
In this part of the CPES: Comparative Results tool, compare your hospital’s results on patient experience measures with the results of other hospitals. Login required.
In this part of the CPES Comparative Results tool, view the demographic characteristics of patients who responded to the Canadian Patient Experiences Survey — Inpatient Care (CPES-IC). Login required.
In this part of the CPES: Comparative Results tool, explore specific questions from the Canadian Patient Experiences Survey — Inpatient Care (CPES-IC). Login required.
Describes the composition of the Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB), data quality and other information relevant to data users.
CIHI’s Annual Report, 2016–2017: Shaping CIHI’s Future — A Commitment to Action takes a look at our work over the past year, including what we've done to support our strategic goals.
Additional methodological information is available to help you understand and interpret the analysis in these web tools.
These web tools, and the accompanying analysis, can help you better understand the seniors population in Canada’s publicly funded continuing care system.
Explore historic and projected changes in Canada’s seniors population.