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October 17, 2019
This report highlights trends in opioid prescribing and discusses findings within the context of initiatives and guidelines aimed at reducing harms associated with prescription opioid use.
April 3, 2017
An explanation of the ELOS calculation and the RIW calculation for typical and atypical acute care inpatient cases.
October 19, 2016
Highlights of prescription drug data availability, recent analytic products and related reports.
September 2, 2016
A dictionary of available drug claim and coverage data, data elements and respective definitions.
August 11, 2016
Summary of a report on care in Canadian intensive care units and future health system challenges in Canada.
July 22, 2016
Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
July 22, 2016
Summary of policy and design changes to public drug plans participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
April 1, 2016
An explanation of the ELOS calculation and the RIW calculation for typical and atypical acute care inpatient cases.
February 25, 2016
Study on the use of antipsychotics among seniors living in long-term care facilities, and on concurrent use with other psychotropic drugs.
February 17, 2016
Information on the use of antipsychotics among seniors living in long-term care facilities, and on concurrent use with other psychotropic drugs.
July 17, 2015
Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
October 31, 2014
An in-depth look at public drug program spending on seniors, including the number and types of drugs used, with a focused analysis on potentially inappropriate drug use.
May 1, 2014
Report on public drug program spending on seniors, including the number and types of drugs used, with a focused analysis on potentially inappropriate drug use.
April 30, 2013
Examines the use of hospital services near the end of life by cancer patients who died in acute care hospitals.
February 27, 2013
Definitions and notes about data elements available in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System secure online analytical environment.
November 6, 2012
A summary of privacy implications associated with CIHI's Canadian Patient Cost Database Upgrade Project.
April 11, 2012
A self-directed user guide for the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System reporting system that covers basic steps of accessing and manipulating data.
April 11, 2012
A document providing definitions, rationale and mapping for the dosage form descriptions used in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
March 15, 2012
Examines the privacy, confidentiality and security risks associated with the NPDUIS Database.
August 5, 2010
How to download case mix files.