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Strokes and heart attacks are time-sensitive conditions for which using an ambulance is recommended. This CIHI Snapshot shows the proportion of stroke and heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital by ambulance, and outlines characteristics of those patients who don’t use an ambulance to get to the hospital.

CIHI participated in one of a series of innovation-themed conferences hosted by the School of Policy Studies Centre for Innovation in Healthcare Policy at Queen’s University. We spoke about measuring value in health care as well as emerging policy frameworks from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Find out more from the recently released conference white paper

Advance care planning has been associated with improved patient experiences and lower-cost medical care. This analysis explores the extent to which do-not-hospitalize and do-not-resuscitate advance directives are in place within Canada’s continuing care setting.

Want to know all about the 10-year trends in the nursing supply and workforce, including demographic, education and employment characteristics? This analytical suite presents data for the 3 groups of regulated nursing professionals in Canada.

Indicators of readmissions and wait times in the Your Health System web tool will be updated with the most recent year of data. CIHI’s Indicator Library will also be updated.

The Health Indicators e-Publication, produced jointly by CIHI and Statistics Canada, is a compilation of more than 80 indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance, and community and health system characteristics for health regions, provinces and territories.

Based on the 2012 Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Indicator Update Report, the current chartbook presents an integrated view of results from a selected group of primary health care indicators, using a range of data sources.

A comparison of bilateral total knee replacements performed during separate surgeries (staged) and during the same surgery (simultaneously), with respect to patient characteristics and clinical outcomes, is examined in this suite of products.

The prevalence of antipsychotic and psychotropic medications prescribed to youth is examined in these Quick Stats data tables — look for pre-formatted tables under the topic Pharmaceutical Care and Utilization.