For the first time, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is releasing an analysis focusing on the 12 high volume, high-cost implantable medical device (IMD) procedures provided in hospitals across the country each year. In conjunction with this, CIHI is also releasing a new outcome study focused on knee and hip replacement procedures, plus annual statistics associated with the 2 procedures.

Also available today are updated annual Cardiac Care quality indicators, as well as physician payment and utilization data.

Today’s releases are described below. All of the data predates the emergence of COVID-19 and the current pandemic. 

Implantable Medical Devices in Canada: Insights Into High-Volume Procedures and Associated Costs

This analysis provides insights into high-volume implantable medical device (IMD) procedures and associated costs using pan-Canadian hospitalization and day surgery data. Explore information on volumes and trends over time, patient characteristics, and variations by province and territory, as well as health system costs both overall and by hospital care setting for each of the IMD procedures.

Find out more about implantable medical devices (IMD) in Canada.

Early Revisions of Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada: A Quality, Productivity and Capacity Issue

This report focuses on hip and knee revision (or repeat) surgeries needed within 2 years of the initial joint replacement. This study provides a better understanding of who requires these revision surgeries and why, and quantifies the impacts on our health care systems.

Find out more about the impact of early revisions of hip and knee replacements.

Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada: CJRR Annual Statistics, 2018–2019

This release includes data tables with annual statistics on hip and knee replacements performed in Canada in 2018–2019, as well as clinical findings based on revision risk curves.

Find out more about the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) annual statistics.

Cardiac Care Quality Indicators

Explore information on mortality and readmission outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and aortic valve replacement (AVR). Results are reported at the national, provincial and cardiac care centre levels.

Download the data tables (XLSX)

National Physician Database (NPDB), 2018–2019

Explore information on 2018–2019 gross payments to physicians and services provided.

Download the data tables (ZIP)

Future releases

CIHI is committed to providing our stakeholders and partners with high-quality information while also recognizing that their needs have temporarily changed. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and re-evaluate and adjust our public release plans as necessary. For the most up-to-date information about our release schedule, please check our Upcoming releases web page regularly

About CIHI

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing essential health information to all Canadians.

CIHI works closely with federal, provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders throughout Canada to gather, package and disseminate information to inform policy, management, care and research, leading to better and more equitable health outcomes for all Canadians.

Health information has become one of society’s most valuable public goods. For 25 years, CIHI has set the pace on data privacy, security, accessibility and innovation to improve Canada’s health systems.

CIHI: Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.

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