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April 9, 2019
Last year, fewer opioid prescriptions were written in Canada, but the number of people hospitalized for opioid-related harms continued to climb. Explore the new data from our Opioid Reporting team on prescriptions, and on emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to opioids.
January 4, 2019
Information about recent and upcoming CIHI substance use releases, as well as new and notable initiatives from our partners.
December 6, 2018
Overview of 2 measures that are commonly used when analyzing prescription opioid utilization trends: defined daily dose (DDD) and morphine milligram equivalence (MME). 
November 29, 2018
View data tables about emergency department visits and length of stay by province and territory for 2017–2018, based on data submitted to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System. 
October 11, 2018
This presentation provides insight into how to use the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) case-mix system for organizational decision support.
October 10, 2018
Read this evaluation of NSIR-RT, which was pilot-tested by 28 cancer treatment centres. The report focuses on patient safety objectives, client support and the data quality of the RT incident pilot data.
September 18, 2018
This resource document provides guidelines on how to use the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) case-mix system for organizational decision support.
June 26, 2018
About 61% of seniors with dementia in Canada live at home — and they require support while staying there.
June 26, 2018
In long-term care, seniors with dementia are at higher risk of being physically restrained and given potentially inappropriate antipsychotic drugs than other seniors. However, policy changes and educational supports have helped spur a decrease in this trend over the past several years.
June 26, 2018
Seniors living with dementia spend more time in the emergency department and have higher rates of hospitalization than other Canadians 65 and older, CIHI analysis shows.
June 26, 2018
Canadians with young-onset dementia present unique care challenges Fewer Canadians are diagnosed with dementia before age 65 than as seniors — but their needs can be just as great. At the time of diagnosis, people with young-onset dementia may still be working, taking care of their children and parents, and meeting financial commitments. Learn more about how care is different for people with young-onset dementia.
June 26, 2018
The growing number of seniors living with dementia is leaving some primary care doctors feeling less well-prepared to manage dementia care in the community.
June 19, 2018
This analysis examines Canadian trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing between 2012 and 2017. It builds on the report Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids, 2012 to 2016.
June 19, 2018
These data tables are a companion product to Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines, 2012 to 2017; the data is meant to help facilitate user research and analysis. 
May 18, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
These data tables examine the number and types of drugs prescribed and potentially inappropriate drug use among seniors in Canada.
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.
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. 
May 14, 2018
Learn more about recent activities and newly available products from CIHI and other key organizations working in the field of substance use and surveillance.
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