The HMHDB is a pan-Canadian database that includes administrative, diagnosis and demographic data for

  • General hospital discharges with a primary diagnosis of mental illness or addiction; and
  • Psychiatric hospital discharges.

Indicator results at the health region, provincial/territorial and pan-Canadian levels can be accessed using the Quick Stats application on CIHI’s website.

To access the HMHDB interactive and pre-formatted tables,

  1. Visit CIHI’s Quick Stats page.
  2. In the Search by field, enter “HMHDB.”
  3. Click Search.
  4. Select a table of interest.

Aggregate and record-level HMHDB data may also be accessed through CIHI’s data request process.

For more information, please email the Mental Health and Addictions program area or visit CIHI’s Mental Health and Addictions web page.