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Fall 2018 Substance Use Surveillance eNewsletter

January 4, 2019

Information about recent and upcoming CIHI substance use releases, as well as new and notable initiatives from our partners.

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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

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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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

Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) Resource Manual 2018-2019

June 22, 2018

The Ontario Mental Health Reporting System Resource Manual, 2018-2019 includes: Guidelines, definitions and codes for completing the RAI-MH minimum data set used in OMHRS; and Detailed specifications for each data element collected in OMHRS. 

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2016–2017 HMHDB Preformatted Quick Stats

June 19, 2018

This annual update from CIHI's Hospital Mental Health Database includes tables about mental Illness or addictions, with breakdowns by diagnosis group. See new tables for eating disorders.

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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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