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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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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2018

April 12, 2018

Wait times for priority procedures, including provincial data in 5 priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration. 

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Wait times longer for joint replacements and cataract surgeries in Canada

April 12, 2018

Fewer Canadians received surgery for cataracts and hip and knee replacements within the recommended wait times last year compared with 3 years ago. However, wait times for more urgent procedures such as radiation therapy and hip fracture repair remained stable over this same time period. Learn more about benchmarks for treatment and wait times for priority procedures across Canada.

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Selected Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada

February 7, 2017

CIHI’s surveys from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2012 (only the 2012 survey data is shown in Quick Stats) tracked data on medical imaging equipment that was installed and operational in Canadian hospitals and free-standing imaging facilities (sometimes also called non-hospital, community-based and/or private facilities) as of January 1 of each year. 

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Exploring Occupancy Through Administrative Data

April 29, 2015

PowerPoint presentation on methodologies for estimating occupancy of constrained resources and case study previews of data.

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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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