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Inpatient hospitalization statistics are obtained from CIHI's national Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) and Discharge Abstract Database (DAD). Emergency department visits are sourced from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).
View data tables about emergency department visits and length of stay by province and territory for 2018–2019, based on data submitted to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System.
Read about Vanessa's Law — Protecting Canadians From Unsafe Drugs Act, an update on NSIR-RT, and ISMP's alerts and safety bulletins.
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.
Explore the latest data on prescriptions, and on emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to opioids.