Quick Poll Archives
September 29 is World Heart Day 2016. Despite recommendations that all patients experiencing signs of heart attack should call an ambulance, 1 in 2 heart attack patients did not arrive at the hospital by ambulance.
If you were experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or light-headedness — common signs of a heart attack — would you call an ambulance?
About three-quarters (76%) of Canadian long-term care residents have a directive to not be resuscitated if they stop breathing or if their heart stops. Advance directives help individuals communicate their preferences for interventions and treatments when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Have you had a discussion about this with your loved ones?
Injuries that occur while cycling remain the top sports-related injuries. Many jurisdictions across Canada require children to wear helmets while cycling. Do you think adult cyclists should also be required to wear helmets?
As much as 30% of health care in Canada is unnecessary, according to Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
When you meet with a health professional, do you ask questions like these:
Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure? What are the downsides? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing?
In 2014, a total of 2,356 organ transplant procedures were performed in Canada, approximately the same number as in 2013. And 278 Canadians died waiting for an organ transplant.
Are you registered to be an organ donor?
The majority of Canadians trust pharmacists to provide key health services such as vaccinations, medicines, management of chronic conditions, and advice on healthy lifestyle changes and common ailments like the cold or flu.
Do you consider your pharmacist to be part of your health care team?
CIHI recently released the Canadian results of an international survey of more than 11,000 primary care physicians. The results indicate that access to primary care has improved over time, with one-third more doctors in Canada able to provide same- or next-day access in 2015 than in 2009.
When you’re sick, how long do you wait to see your family doctor?
Have you heard about our unique tool that allows you to view and compare data for Canadians on 45 indicators?
More people go to the emergency department for allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) in the summer and for food-related reactions in December. When planning holiday meals, do you take possible allergens into consideration?
Did you know that CIHI is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube? Which one do you use the most?
Health Canada received feedback from more than 10,000 Canadians about proposed changes to food packaging labels that will offer consumers more information on the sugar content of packaged foods.
Will these new labels affect your eating habits?
September 10, 2015, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year, 3,900 Canadians die from suicide, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
What are some ways to help people who may be vulnerable?
2 new safety indicators (on falls and pressure ulcers), along with other key indicators, are now available for more than 1,000 long-term care facilities in Your Health System. Will you use this tool to make decisions and ask questions about the quality of care in your area?
More girls and young women in Canada age 10 to 19 are being hospitalized for eating disorders.
What can we do to raise awareness about this growing mental health issue?