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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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Medical assistance in dying

May 19, 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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Unnecessary Care in Canada Technical Report

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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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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Unnecessary Care in Canada: Data Tables

April 6, 2017

Explore comparable pan-Canadian information with a goal of working toward reducing low-value testing. 

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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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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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Hospital Harm Report Summary, 2016

October 21, 2016

Measuring patient harm in Canadian hospitals to improve patient safety.

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