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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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Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada — Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, 2016–2017 Quick Stats

November 13, 2018

This product uses data from the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) and Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR). Data for the HMDB and NACRS is provided by Canada's provinces and territories. Data for CJRR is provided by provincial ministries of health, regional authorities, orthopedic surgeons, nurses, medical records staff and others across Canada.

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Hip and knee replacements in Canada: CJRR report

July 19, 2018

Read the latest annual report from the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) to learn about clinical information and patient outcomes for hip and knee replacements in Canada.

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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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