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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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Opioids in Canada

November 22, 2017

CIHI is committed to providing key data on prescription opioids — which include commonly known types such as fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and hydromorphone — through a variety of reports and programs.

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Opioid crisis having “significant” impact on Canada’s health care system

September 14, 2017

Approximately 16 Canadians a day are hospitalized due to opioid poisoning — a 19% increase over 2 years ago. Concerns about the effects of illicit drugs and opioids were first raised in Western Canada, but CIHI’s new data shows that hospitalization rates are increasing across most of the country. As hospital stays due to opioid poisoning keep rising, what’s the impact on our health care systems? Find out more in our latest release. 

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Wait Times

March 28, 2017

Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.  

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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2017

March 28, 2017

Data about wait times in Canada: priority procedure wait times and access to health care.

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Technical Notes: Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2017

March 28, 2017

Technical notes outlining the methodology used in the production of Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2017. 

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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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National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System: Information Sheet

October 19, 2016

Highlights of prescription drug data availability, recent analytic products and related reports.

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National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Data Dictionary

September 2, 2016

A dictionary of available drug claim and coverage data, data elements and respective definitions.

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