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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. 

Quality Forum 2017

This year's forum will feature presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care. CIHI will be exhibiting at this event.

The 2016 edition of The Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey focused on the views and experiences of the general population (age 18 and older) in 11 developed countries, including Canada. This report highlights the Canadian story and examines how these experiences vary across Canada relative to other countries and how they are changing over time.

CIHI has an extensive program of work that meets the rising interest in comparing the performance of Canada’s health systems with those in comparable peer countries so we can provide answers to questions such as

  • How does Canada fare in relation to international benchmarks and targets?
  • Which countries have the best results, and what can we learn from them?