December 2015

CIHI’s Clinical Administrative Databases (CAD) team has prepared the attached document, which highlights the changes that will be applied to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) for 2016–2017.

The purpose of this document is to enable clients to begin making the necessary system changes to prepare to collect data effective April 1, 2016.

If you have any questions about this bulletin or the attached document, contact the CAD team at

PDF iconDAD and NACRS 2016–2017 changes