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Discharge Abstract Database Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications 2018–2019

November 14, 2018

The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) is routinely analyzed for data quality issues during the submission year and after database closure. Suspect findings are communicated back to the submitting facilities for investigation and correction while the database is still open for submission

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National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Open-Year Data Quality Test Specifications, 2018–2019

November 14, 2018

Open-year data quality tests performed on NACRS in 2018–2019, including the rules, patient care types, submission levels, selection criteria and data elements used.

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Types of Opioid Harms in Canadian Hospitals: Comparing Canada and Australia

November 8, 2018

This report highlights comparable estimates of opioid use and harms in Canada and Australia from CIHI and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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Head's up on sport related brain injuries

July 5, 2018

An infographic highlighting data related to emergency department visits for sport-related brain injuries in Ontario and Alberta.

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Dementia in home and community care

June 26, 2018

About 61% of seniors with dementia in Canada live at home — and they require support while staying there.

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Dementia in long-term care

June 26, 2018

In long-term care, seniors with dementia are at higher risk of being physically restrained and given potentially inappropriate antipsychotic drugs than other seniors. However, policy changes and educational supports have helped spur a decrease in this trend over the past several years.

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Young-onset dementia

June 26, 2018

Canadians with young-onset dementia present unique care challenges Fewer Canadians are diagnosed with dementia before age 65 than as seniors — but their needs can be just as great. At the time of diagnosis, people with young-onset dementia may still be working, taking care of their children and parents, and meeting financial commitments. Learn more about how care is different for people with young-onset dementia.

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Family doctor preparedness

June 26, 2018

The growing number of seniors living with dementia is leaving some primary care doctors feeling less well-prepared to manage dementia care in the community.

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Socio-economic inequalities affect asthma hospitalization rates for kids

June 18, 2018

Asthma hospitalization rates for Canadians younger than 20 have declined by 50% over the past 10 years. Yet asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays among this age group. Take a closer look. 

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Cardiac care

May 31, 2018

CIHI provides data on the quality of cardiac care in Canada. View reports on quality indicators and access data on other indicators related to cardiac care. 

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