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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. 

This is CIHI’s 12th annual report in the Wait Times series. Included is an update of the Wait Times web tool, which can be used to monitor progress as provinces work to reduce wait times and meet evidence-based benchmarks for priority procedures in Canada.

This report provides an overview of hip and knee replacement surgeries performed in Canada, including — for the first time — estimates of the probability of having revision surgery based on Canadian data. 

Providing a look at community mental health and addiction services, this report focuses on services that are funded by provincial/territorial ministries and departments of health. 

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