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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2018

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. 


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Emergency department wait times in Canada continuing to rise

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. 


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Opioids in Canada

November 22, 2017

CIHI is committed to providing key data on prescription opioids — which include commonly known types such as fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and hydromorphone — through a variety of reports and programs.



Opioid crisis having “significant” impact on Canada’s health care system

September 14, 2017

Approximately 16 Canadians a day are hospitalized due to opioid poisoning — a 19% increase over 2 years ago. Concerns about the effects of illicit drugs and opioids were first raised in Western Canada, but CIHI’s new data shows that hospitalization rates are increasing across most of the country. As hospital stays due to opioid poisoning keep rising, what’s the impact on our health care systems? Find out more in our latest release. 


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Wait Times

March 28, 2017

Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.  


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Data Quality

interRAI LTCF Medication Guidelines (N1)

February 8, 2017

Medications to include and not include in Section N1 of the interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities assessment. See the full list here.


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Hospitalizations From Opioid Poisoning in Canada: Data Tables

November 16, 2016

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.


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