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Fall 2018 Substance Use Surveillance eNewsletter

January 4, 2019

Information about recent and upcoming CIHI substance use releases, as well as new and notable initiatives from our partners.

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Opioids in Canada

December 12, 2018

Last year, fewer opioid prescriptions were written in Canada, but the number of people hospitalized for opioid-related harms continued to climb. Explore the new data from our Opioid Reporting team on prescriptions, and on emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to opioids.

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Pharmaceuticals

Measuring Prescription Opioid Use

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). 

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Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications 2018–2019

November 14, 2018

The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) is routinely analyzed for data quality issues during the submission year and after database closure. Suspect findings are communicated back to the submitting facilities for investigation and correction while the database is still open for submission

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Hospital Care All of Canada
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National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2018–2019

November 14, 2018

Open-year data quality tests performed on NACRS in 2018–2019, including the rules, patient care types, submission levels, selection criteria and data elements used.

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Hospital Care All of Canada
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Access to Palliative Care in Canada

September 19, 2018

Few Canadians (15%) receive palliative care at home in the last year of life, despite survey results indicating that most Canadians prefer to die at home. Read CIHI's report.

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Health System Performance

Additional acute care indicators

August 12, 2018

Six additional indicators for acute care hospitals, not available through Your Health System. 

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Health System Performance All of Canada
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Acute Care Inpatient XLSX

Head's up on sport related brain injuries

July 5, 2018

An infographic highlighting data related to emergency department visits for sport-related brain injuries in Ontario and Alberta.

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Hospital Care Alberta Ontario Inpatient Specialized Care
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