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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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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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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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Profile of Clients in Home Care, 2017–2018

August 16, 2018

HCRS Quick Stats provide a profile of clients who received long-term home care services from publicly funded programs in participating jurisdictions in 2017–2018. 

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How dementia impacts Canadians

June 26, 2018

The number of Canadian seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is rising steadily, and so is the  burden on caregivers and health care systems. 

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Dementia in Canada

June 26, 2018

Dementia in Canada provides a comprehensive look at dementia’s impact on Canada’s health systems, and the challenges seniors living with dementia face at home, in long-term care and in hospitals.

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Palliative and end-of-life care

June 26, 2018

Few seniors living with dementia in Canada receive palliative care and end-of-life services, despite having higher mortality than other seniors. 

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Dementia prevention and treatment

June 26, 2018

There is no way to prevent all types of dementia; however, having a healthy lifestyle and managing chronic conditions help improve overall health and reduce the risk.

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Unpaid caregiver challenges and supports

June 26, 2018

People caring for seniors with dementia put in more hours, are more likely to feel distress.

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