These Quick Stats contain data on injury and trauma visits in the emergency department (ED) and hospitalizations in acute care hospitals. It does not distinguish between patients who were transferred from one facility to another or readmitted. Therefore, unless otherwise identified, data provided represents the number of ED visits and hospitalizations, not the number of patients.
View data tables about emergency department visits and length of stay by province and territory for 2015–2016, based on data submitted to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System.
The Presenting Complaint List (PCL) was developed by the Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Working Group. It includes common symptoms, complaints, problems or reasons for seeking medical care. The Canadian Emergency Department Diagnoses Shortlist (CED-DxS) includes more than 800 diagnoses in common terms, which are mapped to ICD-10-CA codes.
This study is the first to describe pan-Canadian trends in hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning, including an analysis of emergency department visits in two provinces.
Emergency department visits in Canada in 2014–2015.
Describes visits to the emergency department for an allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis).
CIHI's Quick Stats on all trauma-related emergency department visits.
Emergency departments give priority to those patients with critical or emergency needs who require timely and highly skilled care.
Emergency department visits in Canada in 2013–2014.
Rates of emergency visits due to trauma injuries by cause, province, age and gender.