The amount of time most Canadians spend waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital is on the rise. The length of stay for people admitted to hospital in 2016–2017 was up 11% from the year before and almost 17% from 5 years ago, confirming concerns raised by some clinicians working in Canadian medical facilities. Find out more in our latest update.
Contains data on health spending in Canada by spending category and source of funding
View specific questions from the survey.
View the demographic characteristics of patients who responded to the survey.
Compare your hospital’s results on patient experience measures with those of other hospitals and across geographic levels. Explore trends over time.
View results for all patient experience measures at the peer hospital, regional, provincial and national levels.
Additional methodological information is available to help you understand and interpret the analysis in these web tools.
These web tools, and the accompanying analysis, can help you better understand the seniors population in Canada’s publicly funded continuing care system.
Explore information about seniors in continuing care over time and across care settings.
Explore information about seniors assessed in home care and residential care across health regions using 40 measures over time.
Explore historic and projected changes in Canada’s seniors population.
CIHI’s requirements for collecting acute and ambulatory care data, for consideration and implementation in e-health systems.
Learn more about CIHI’s health indicators, unemployment rates, population estimates and dependency ratios
A report comparing the characteristics and health care use of COPD high users and low/moderate users in Alberta. It also highlights regional variations across Alberta’s health zones.
Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.
Your Health System: Insight is an analytical tool that allows health care providers and analysts to dig deeper into indicator results. Find out more about what Insight can offer, how to get access and the data refresh schedule.
Figures are based on the primary diagnosis or the diagnosis that contributed most to the patient’s length of stay during that hospitalization period.
CIHI’s surveys from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2012 (only the 2012 survey data is shown in Quick Stats) tracked data on medical imaging equipment that was installed and operational in Canadian hospitals and free-standing imaging facilities (sometimes also called non-hospital, community-based and/or private facilities) as of January 1 of each year.
Many factors contribute to the observed variations in the analysis of indicators at the provincial/territorial and regional levels. These include, but are not limited to, geography, population health, provincial and regional health service resources, and environmental and socio-economic characteristics. It is important to consider these factors and the effect they may have on indicator results when conducting comparative analyses.
Number of newborn discharges-all records meeting the above inclusion criteria. Total length of stay-calculated by summing the length of stay for all records with a valid length of stay. Average length of stay-calculated by dividing total length of stay by number of discharges with a valid length of stay.