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.
CIHI’s requirements for collecting acute and ambulatory care data, for consideration and implementation in e-health systems.
Key information on 2015–2016 inpatient hospitalizations, surgeries and childbirth indicators are provided in a Snapshot and data tables.
Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.
Inpatient rehabilitation clients reporting an improvement of pain at discharge.
Length of stay and length of stay efficiency of inpatient rehabilitation clients.
Median length of stay in inpatient rehabilitation.
Primary services referred to after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation.
Demographic characteristics of inpatient rehabilitation clients.
Distribution of days waiting for admission to inpatient rehabilitation.
Function scores of inpatient rehabilitation clients.
Days waiting for admission to inpatient rehabilitation.
Emergency department (ED) visits: volumes and median length of stay by triage level, visit disposition, and main problem.
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.
Number of inpatient surgical discharges.
Inpatient hospitalizations: volumes, length of stay, and standardized rates.
Childbirth indicators by place of residence.
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).
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