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Understanding Variability in the Cost of a Standard Hospital Stay

June 13, 2017

Cost of a Standard Hospital Stay (CSHS) is a key financial indicator. Observed variability in the CSHS is explored by considering such things as staff mix, teaching status and facility size.

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Health Spending All excluding Quebec Acute Care Acute Care Inpatient PDF

MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology

May 17, 2017

This document is a comprehensive methodology that describes allocation and cost distribution per patient visit for comparisons and decision-making on resource consumption and performance.

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Health Spending All excluding Quebec
Data Quality
Indicators
Standards
Acute Care Inpatient Inpatient Specialized Care PDF

Public Health Expenditure in the NHEX Database

February 9, 2017

The National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX) captures public health spending on health inspections, health promotion activities, food and drug safety, and more.

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Health Spending PDF

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016

December 15, 2016

1975 to 2016 data on Canadian health expenditures with international comparisons, as well as spending on hospitals, nursing homes, drugs and physicians.

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Health Spending All of Canada International PDF

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016: Narrative Report

December 15, 2016

How much is spent on health care? How much is spent in each province? Get answers to these questions and more in the report National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016.

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Health Spending All of Canada International PDF

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016: Methodology Notes

December 15, 2016

Find methodology notes from CIHI's report National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016.

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Health Spending All of Canada International PDF

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016: Report

December 15, 2016

CIHI's 20th annual health expenditure trends publication provides detailed, updated information on health expenditure in Canada.

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Health Spending All of Canada International PDF

Issues to Monitor for Canadian Health Spending in the Future

October 26, 2015

An information sheet describing how Canadian hospitals, drugs and physician services accounted for the largest shares of health spending.

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Health Spending All of Canada International PDF

Defining High Users in Acute Care: An Examination of Different Approaches

July 8, 2015

An examination of different indicators used to assess the level of health care utilization of different groups of patients.

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Health Spending All of Canada
Indicators
Acute Care PDF

Pan-Canadian Forum on High Users of Health Care: Summary Report 

July 14, 2014

An examination of different indicators used to assess the level of health care utilization of different groups of patients.

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Health Spending All of Canada
Indicators
Acute Care Inpatient
Physicians
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Canadian Patient Cost Database Privacy Impact Assessment

November 6, 2012

A summary of privacy implications associated with CIHI's Canadian Patient Cost Database Upgrade Project.

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Health Spending Alberta British Columbia Ontario
Privacy and Security
Acute Care Inpatient PDF

Giving Birth in Canada: The Costs

April 26, 2006

Costs associated with delivering maternity and infant care in Canada.

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Health Spending All of Canada
Indicators
Hospital Care PDF