This snapshot provides information on 2015–2016 inpatient hospitalizations, surgeries and childbirth indicators. The data tables include the top 10 reasons for hospitalizations and surgeries; in-hospital births; and standardized hospitalization rates and average lengths of stay. Additional tables provide information concerning hip and knee replacements in Canada. Also included are the top 5 reasons for hospital stays.

Unnecessary care in Canada Infographic

The data tables include information about hospitalizations and surgeries, including data on in-hospital births, standardized hospitalization rates and average lengths of stay. Additional tables provide information concerning hip and knee replacements in Canada.

Quick Stats

Learn more about hospitalization rates, in-hospital births, and the top reasons for hospitalizations and surgeries in these Excel data files . See Table 3 for details

Inpatient hospitalization statistics — which include volumes and average lengths of stay by sex, age group and province/territory — are available from 1995–1996 onward in the Inpatient Quick Stats.

Selected childbirth indicators by province/territory and health region are available from 2001–2002 onward in the Childbirth Quick Stats.