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Smaller communities feeling impact of opioid crisis in Canada

December 12, 2018

2 front-line workers share their perspectives on Canada's opioid crisis in conjunction with some of the key findings in CIHI's new report Opioid-Related Harms in Canada. 

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Mental Health and Addictions All of Canada

Opioid-Related Harms in Canada

December 12, 2018

Opioids are effective drugs that play an important role in pain management for many Canadians. Our data shows that rates of harm due to opioid poisoning continue to rise across Canada — hospitalizations have increased by 27% over the past 5 years. Find out more about opioid poisoning and our work on opioids.

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Mental Health and Addictions All of Canada

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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Hospital Care All of Canada
Data Quality
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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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Hospital Care All of Canada
Data Quality
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Palliative care in Canada inconsistent, patients say

September 19, 2018

3 Canadian women share their experiences with palliative care and compare them with some of the findings of CIHI's new report Access to Palliative Care in Canada. Read their stories.

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Patient Experience

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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Hospital Care Alberta Ontario Inpatient Specialized Care
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