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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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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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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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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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Dementia in home and community care

June 26, 2018

About 61% of seniors with dementia in Canada live at home — and they require support while staying there.

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Community Care All of Canada

Dementia in long-term care

June 26, 2018

In long-term care, seniors with dementia are at higher risk of being physically restrained and given potentially inappropriate antipsychotic drugs than other seniors. However, policy changes and educational supports have helped spur a decrease in this trend over the past several years.

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Young-onset dementia

June 26, 2018

Canadians with young-onset dementia present unique care challenges Fewer Canadians are diagnosed with dementia before age 65 than as seniors — but their needs can be just as great. At the time of diagnosis, people with young-onset dementia may still be working, taking care of their children and parents, and meeting financial commitments. Learn more about how care is different for people with young-onset dementia.

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Family doctor preparedness

June 26, 2018

The growing number of seniors living with dementia is leaving some primary care doctors feeling less well-prepared to manage dementia care in the community.

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016: Data Tables

May 17, 2018

These data tables examine the number and types of drugs prescribed and potentially inappropriate drug use among seniors in Canada.

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016

May 17, 2018

Read this report to find out about the number and types of drugs prescribed, potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use in long-term care facilities among seniors in Canada.

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Drug use among seniors in Canada

May 17, 2018

Although seniors make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs. Find out more about drug use among seniors in Canada on this page. 

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Substance Use eNewsletter: Spring 2018

May 14, 2018

Learn more about recent activities and newly available products from CIHI and other key organizations working in the field of substance use and surveillance.

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