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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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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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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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Canadian Public Drug Program and Plan Information, 2016

July 22, 2016

Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.

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Canadian Public Drug Program and Plan Information: Summary of Changes, 2016

July 22, 2016

Summary of policy and design changes to public drug plans participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.

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