The Canadian MIS Database (CMDB) contains financial and statistical operations information on public hospitals and regional health authorities across Canada. It includes information from 1995–1996 onward.
This information forms the basis of management reporting, including:
- Annual general purpose financial statements
- Financial ratio analysis
- Operational budgeting
Find out more about health spending, including reports and analyses based on CMDB data.
Hospitals and health regions submit financial and statistical data that relates to hospital services. This data must be MIS Standards–compliant.
Most provinces and territories submit hospital data through their respective ministries of health. They may also submit data related to other health service activities.
Day-to-day health service operations data is collected according to a standardized framework known as the Standards for Management Information Systems in Canadian Health Service Organizations (MIS Standards).
Data is available on request.
- Most recent year: 2017–2018
- Next release: 2018–2019 (March 2020)
- Historical series: 1995–1996 to 2016–2017
- Archive: 1932–1933 to 1994–1995 is available from Statistics Canada External link, opens in new window under the name Annual Return of Health Care Facilities–Hospitals
For data from 1995–1996 to 2017–2018, please complete a data request form.
Data is collected according to the MIS Standards, providing a framework to collect and report financial and statistical data on the day-to-day operations of health service organizations.
Core components of the MIS Standards are
- Chart of accounts
- Accounting principles and procedures
- Workload measurement systems
- Financial and statistical indicators
- Management applications
- Glossary of terms
More detailed information on the MIS Standards data elements is available through our eStore.
The MIS Standards are updated on a biannual basis. This ensures that they remain relevant and useful in the Canadian health care environment. Revisions made to the MIS Standards (implemented April 1, 201) are summarized in the 2019 Revisions to the MIS Standards (PDF).
Key variables within the CMDB include
- Earned hours
- Inpatient days
- Beds staffed and in operation
For additional information on CMDB variables, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIHI ensures that the quality of the information in our data holdings is suited to its intended uses and that data users are provided with accurate information about data quality. Read more about our Data and Information Quality Program.
For data quality information on the CMDB, please contact us at email@example.com.