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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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Pharmaceuticals PDF

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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Pharmaceuticals PDF

RUG-III Plus Decision-Support Guide

September 18, 2018

This resource document provides guidelines on how to use the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) case-mix system for organizational decision support.

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Residential Care Hospital Continuing Care PDF

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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Pharmaceuticals All of Canada PDF

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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Pharmaceuticals PDF

Resolving a Coding Challenge

April 10, 2018

Job aid to help health information management (HIM) professionals resolve coding challenges.

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Unnecessary Care in Canada

April 6, 2017

CIHI and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) are working together to report on patients receiving unnecessary tests and procedures every year in Canada, across 8 out of 200+ CWC specific recommendations. 

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Quality and Safety All of Canada PDF

Continuing Care Reporting System Output Specifications

April 1, 2017

Technical specifications for interRAI's standardized outputs from CIHI's Continuing Care Reporting System.

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Residential Care All of Canada
Data Submission
Residential Care PDF

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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Pharmaceuticals PDF

Data Quality Study of the 2015–2016 Discharge Abstract Database: A Focus on Hospital Harm

October 26, 2016

A summary of results from a reabstraction study on DAD data, providing an assessment of coding quality, with a particular focus on data used to measure patient safety.

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Hospital Harm Report

October 26, 2016

Catalogue of patient safety information in CIHI's data holdings and publicly available products.

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