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Hospital expenses and statistics

What are the expenses of Canada’s hospitals? Find out in these annual data tables — Hospital Expenses Net of Recoveries — on trends in hospital expenses, by province, territory and Canada, from 1999–2000 to 2015–2016.

Also released: Hospital MIS Statistics. These data tables contain information on hospital inpatient days, inpatient admissions, ambulatory care visits, emergency visits and day/night care visits, by province, territory and Canada, from 1999–2000 to 2015–2016.

The Cost of a Standard Hospital Stay (CSHS) indicator is one of the most widely used financial indicators produced by CIHI. It is used to monitor and compare the costs of a typical inpatient stay in acute care hospitals. External factors and hospital management decisions are the main drivers of variability; this report attempts to identify and estimate the effect of these factors on the variability of the CSHS values. 

The Your Health System web tool has been refreshed with a new year of data for certain indicators. We’ve also added a new indicator: Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol. CIHI’s Indicator Library has also been updated.

Also released on the same day:

•   CMDB Hospital Beds Staff and In Operation, 2015–2016
•   Health Indicators e-Publication 2017
•   Care for Children and Youth With Mental Disorders: Data Tables

The 2017 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Conference explored the contributions of health services research to reaching accord on how to improve Canada’s health care systems. Several CIHI staff presented and shared posters at the Toronto event. 

David O’Toole, President and CEO, together with Kathleen Morris, Vice President, Research and Analysis, travelled to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in a plenary session — Reporting and Responding to Health Care Variation: England, New Zealand and Canada.

An update to our 2015 infographic reveals a 56% increase in emergency department visits and hospital stays for mental disorders in 2015–2016. Learn more in our data tables to be published on June 8, 2017. 

This CIHI Snapshot provides key information on inpatient hospitalizations, surgeries and childbirth indicators. Included are the top 10 reasons for hospitalizations and surgeries, data on in-hospital births, standardized hospitalization rates and average lengths of stay. 

Using information from CIHI’s High Users of Hospital Beds indicator, this report compares the characteristics and health care use of 2 groups of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): those who have been identified as high users of inpatient hospital care, and low/moderate users. It also describes the prevalence of COPD and the health care use of COPD high users across Alberta’s health zones.

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a national clinician-led campaign that aims to reduce potentially unnecessary care by encouraging patient–provider conversations. CIHI and CWC are working together to quantify the number of unnecessary tests and procedures done every year in Canada, across 8 out of 200+ CWC recommendations.