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Palliative care in Canada inconsistent, patients say

September 19, 2018

3 Canadian women share their experiences with palliative care and compare them with some of the findings of CIHI's new report Access to Palliative Care in Canada. Read their stories.

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Patient Experience

Dementia and falls

June 26, 2018

Seniors with dementia from lower-income neighbourhoods in Canada are more likely to visit hospitals for falls than those from more affluent areas.

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Health Inequality All of Canada British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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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Access and Wait Times All of Canada Acute Care Inpatient

Wait times longer for joint replacements and cataract surgeries in Canada

April 12, 2018

Fewer Canadians received surgery for cataracts and hip and knee replacements within the recommended wait times last year compared with 3 years ago. However, wait times for more urgent procedures such as radiation therapy and hip fracture repair remained stable over this same time period. Learn more about benchmarks for treatment and wait times for priority procedures across Canada.

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Access and Wait Times All of Canada Acute Care Inpatient

Resolving a Coding Challenge

April 10, 2018

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

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Medical assistance in dying

December 12, 2017

CIHI is committed to working with the federal, provincial and territorial governments to support comparable reporting on medical assistance in dying (MAID). 

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Quality and Safety All of Canada

NACRS Pick Lists for 2018-2019 (CEDDxS v.5.0, PCL v5.1) (PDF format, Zip)

November 30, 2017

The Presenting Complaint List (PCL) was developed by the Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Working Group. It includes common symptoms, complaints, problems or reasons for seeking medical care. The Canadian Emergency Department Diagnoses Shortlist (CED-DxS) includes more than 800 diagnoses in common terms, which are mapped to ICD-10-CA codes. 

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NACRS Pick Lists for 2018-2019 (CEDDxS v5.0, PCL v5.1) (Excel format, Zip)

November 30, 2017

The Presenting Complaint List (PCL) was developed by the Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Working Group. It includes common symptoms, complaints, problems or reasons for seeking medical care. The Canadian Emergency Department Diagnoses Shortlist (CED-DxS) includes more than 800 diagnoses in common terms, which are mapped to ICD-10-CA codes. 

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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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