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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016: Data Tables

May 17, 2018

These data tables examine the number and types of drugs prescribed and potentially inappropriate drug use among seniors in Canada.

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016

May 17, 2018

Read this report to find out about the number and types of drugs prescribed, potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use in long-term care facilities among seniors in Canada.

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Drug use among seniors in Canada

May 17, 2018

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. 

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Alcohol Harm in Canada

June 22, 2017

Alcohol harm — the negative consequences of alcohol consumption — is a serious and growing health concern and a leading cause of injury and death in Canada. Learn more.

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Adverse Drug Reaction–Related Hospitalizations Among Seniors

March 26, 2013

Report providing an overview of the prevalence of hospitalization of seniors due to adverse drug reactions and related risk factors.

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Medication Reconciliation: Report

October 31, 2012

Joint report released by Accreditation Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, aimed at reducing medication-related errors as a priority for advancing safe, quality health care in Canada.

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Drivers of Prescription Drug Spending in Canada

March 27, 2012

Overview of drug spending, impact of cost drivers, changes in drug discovery and pharmaceutical policy that influence the availability, use and price of drugs.

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Obesity in Canada

June 20, 2011

The Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada project examines whether health gaps between lower- and higher-income individuals have changed over time.

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Giving Birth in Canada: A Regional Profile

September 9, 2004

Selected health care and health status indicators for Canada's mothers and infants.

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Improving the Health of Canadians - Summary Report

July 24, 2004

A summary of the report Improving the Health of Canadians, which examines factors that affect health and implications of policy choices on health.

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Improving the Health of Canadians - Presentation

July 24, 2004

Improving the Health of Canadians 2004 focuses on income, early childhood development, Aboriginal people and obesity.

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