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Browse our data holdings for data availability within CIHI’s databases.
Graduate students can access our data at no cost through
Media requests: Contact our Communications department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Interactive reports and analytical tools||Analytical publications||Quick Stats|
|Published topic-specific analytical reports and products present figures, graphs, tables and accompanying narratives|
Quick Stats are a series of free, publicly available, aggregate-level reports about Canada’s health care statistics. They are available in two formats:
View a short Quick Stats video on how to use and interpret these reports.
Not yet a CIHI client? Write to us at email@example.com for more details.
|CIHI–Statistics Canada Collaborative||E-reports||CIHI Portal|
Sample, de-identified, record-level clinical and administrative data from CIHI’s Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), accessible through Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI):
|View e-reports based on record-level de-identified information. Visit our data holdings to access secure, interactive, web-based e-reports. Accessible only to data providers and their corresponding ministries.|
CIHI Portal provides access to enriched, facility-identifiable data on the delivery of services by Canada’s hospitals. Accessible only to data providers and their corresponding ministries.
Researchers, decision-makers and health managers can request specific data from one or more of CIHI’s databases to suit their information needs. Data can be retrieved at an aggregate or record level.
- Browse CIHI’s data holdings for information on specific data elements and their availability
- Complete and submit the online Data Inquiry Form
- CIHI will review the Data Inquiry form to determine
- Whether the requested data addresses the research question or data needs
- Whether there is a need for additional authorizations or approvals
- You then complete
- A formal Data Request form and
- A Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement (NDCA)
- For third-party record-level data requests, CIHI has a follow-up program in place to ensure that clients securely destroy CIHI’s data after a specified period of time, as stated in the NDCA.
- By signing the NDCA, you agree to permit CIHI to visit your premises and conduct an audit. See the Information Sheet on CIHI’s Privacy Audit Program for Third-Party Record-Level Data Recipients (Updated July 2014) (PDF).
- You and CIHI finalize data specifications
- CIHI confirms response time and price with you
- CIHI processes the data request
- You receive your data securely
The complexity and type of request play a role in determining turnaround times for data requests.
|Complexity of data request||Turnaround time|
|For aggregate data||For record-level data|
To be negotiated with the client
To be negotiated with the client
CIHI responds to data requests on a cost-recovery basis, as follows:
- $150/hour, for Canadian health care facilities, media (data requests only), governments, not-for-profit health agencies, universities (except for students through the Graduate Student Data Access Program), health professionals and researchers from the public sector (Price A clients)
- $300/hour for private commercial operations (including but not limited to software vendors and consultants), foreign clients (Price B clients) and others not qualifying for Price A
CIHI’s billing is based on the number of hours needed to:
- Review the data request
- Consult on and develop specifications
- Manipulate and/or analyze data
- Seek advice from CIHI’s support areas
- Perform data quality assurance
- Transmit data
The billing time includes consultation with clients, specifications development, programming and data verification, and data preparation for release. The first two hours of production time for Price A clients are free. For media, 10 free hours of staff time are provided per topic per 12-month period.
If applicable, GST/HST will be added to the invoice.