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This report introduces the work undertaken by CIHI and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to develop a new measure of hospital harm that is linked to an improvement resource containing evidence-informed practices that can reduce the occurrence of harm in hospitals. The report provides an overview of the status of these events in Canada and identifies how the data and improvement resource can be used to improve patient safety.

These data tables contain information from all provinces and territories on hospitalizations for mental illness and addictions. Statistics are available at the health region, provincial/territorial and pan-Canadian levels.

We’re looking forward to the next 5 years as we work toward the new goals set out in our strategic plan. Read all about it in our latest annual report.

This report and interactive eTool compare Canada’s international performance on premature mortality, as measured by potential years of life lost (PYLL), with the performance of 17 other high-income countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1960 to 2010. The report examines how Canada performed overall on PYLL, differences between men and women in Canada versus those in other countries, and Canada’s performance on 4 specific causes of premature mortality (cancer, heart disease, stroke and deaths due to external causes).

We’ve launched our new Learning Centre as part of our efforts to make our infrastructure, tools and processes more responsive, innovative and nimble. We listened closely to our clients, and we’ve made enhancements that will allow you to access and consume information in the way you want. With easier access and registration, the new Learning Centre has a refreshed look and feel but the same award-winning courses. Check it out! 

Interested in learning more about long-term home care or continuing care statistics? Home Care Reporting System Quick Stats are updated to provide a profile of clients who receive long-term home care services from publicly funded programs in participating jurisdictions. Continuing Care Reporting System Quick Stats are updated to provide a profile of residents in submitting residential care and hospital-based continuing care facilities. Both sets of data tables include demographic, clinical and resource utilization information.

What you need to know about the supply, demographics, geographic distribution and migration of physicians in Canada between 2011 and 2015.

This analytical suite also contains information on the types of services provided by physicians, as well as on payments from the provincial and territorial medical care plans between 1999–2000 and 2014–2015.

How many patients visited the ED for trauma or injury? These data tables contain information on demographics and the cause and type of injury. As of this year, new tables are included on sport-related brain injuries (including concussions) from 2010–2011 to 2014–2015.

Last March, CIHI hosted a pan-Canadian dialogue about measuring equity in health care. As presented in this report, the goals were to identify and agree on core stratifiers (socio-demographic variables) for measuring equity in health care, discuss how to access and/or collect these stratifiers, and contribute to an action plan for advancing equity measurement in health care.