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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.
October 17, 2019
Explore the latest data on prescriptions, and on emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to opioids.
March 28, 2019
Technical notes that outline how we analyzed priority procedure wait times and data on access to health care.
March 28, 2019
Definitions of priority areas for wait times, including cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration.
March 28, 2019
Approximately 30% of patients who required a hip or knee replacement or cataract surgery did not have their procedure done within the recommended wait times.
December 6, 2018
Overview of 2 measures that are commonly used when analyzing prescription opioid utilization trends: defined daily dose (DDD) and morphine milligram equivalence (MME). 
October 11, 2018
This presentation provides insight into how to use the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) case-mix system for organizational decision support.
October 10, 2018
Read this evaluation of NSIR-RT, which was pilot-tested by 28 cancer treatment centres. The report focuses on patient safety objectives, client support and the data quality of the RT incident pilot data.
September 18, 2018
This resource document provides guidelines on how to use the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) case-mix system for organizational decision support.
June 19, 2018
This analysis examines Canadian trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing between 2012 and 2017. It builds on the report Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids, 2012 to 2016.
June 19, 2018
These data tables are a companion product to Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines, 2012 to 2017; the data is meant to help facilitate user research and analysis. 
May 18, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
These data tables examine the number and types of drugs prescribed and potentially inappropriate drug use among seniors in Canada.
May 17, 2018
Read this report to find out about the number and types of drugs prescribed, potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use in long-term care facilities among seniors in Canada.
May 17, 2018
Although seniors make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs. Find out more about drug use among seniors in Canada on this page. 
April 12, 2018
Wait times for priority procedures, including provincial data in 5 priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration. 
April 12, 2018
Fewer Canadians received surgery for cataracts and hip and knee replacements within the recommended wait times last year compared with 3 years ago. However, wait times for more urgent procedures such as radiation therapy and hip fracture repair remained stable over this same time period. Learn more about benchmarks for treatment and wait times for priority procedures across Canada.
November 30, 2017
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. 
July 6, 2017
This information sheet provides an overview of the Resource Utilization Group version III (RUG-III) grouping methodology.
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