Updated annual health system data and health indicator results are now available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The data released today predates the emergence of COVID-19 and the current pandemic. Updated information can be found on the following topics:

Hospital Stays in Canada, 2018–2019

Annual data tables that provide key information on inpatient hospitalizations: top 10 reasons for hospitalizations and surgeries; in-hospital births; and standardized hospitalization rates and average lengths of stay.

Find out more about Hospital Stays in Canada

Hospital Beds Staffed and In Operation, 2018–2019

Data tables containing information on the number of hospital beds staffed and in operation, broken down by care setting.

Download data tables (XLSX)

Nursing in Canada, 2019

Data and information on supply and workforce for nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and licensed practical nurses.

View what nursing in Canada looks like

Your Health System (YHS)

37 performance indicators about health care organizations, jurisdictions and the health of Canadians updated in this interactive web tool, including the 3 indicators that were released for the first time last year:

  • Hospital Stays for Harm Caused by Substance Use
  • Frequent Emergency Room Visits for Help With Mental Health and/or Addictions 
  • Hospital Stay Extended Until Home Care Services or Supports Ready

Explore the interactive data

Health Indicators e-Publication

Updated data for 30 CIHI indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance, and community and health system characteristics jointly produced by Statistics Canada and CIHI.

Explore the findings

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 continue to check our Upcoming releases web page.

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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