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Quick Poll

In medicine, more is not always better

In medicine, more is not always better
May 2016

As much as 30% of health care in Canada is unnecessary, according to Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

When you meet with a health professional, do you ask questions like these:

Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure? What are the downsides? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing?

Yes, all of these questions | Oui, je pose toutes ces questions.
48% (16 votes)
Yes, some of these questions | Oui, je pose certaines questions.
33% (11 votes)
No, I don’t ask any questions | Non, je ne pose pas de questions.
12% (4 votes)
I ask different questions | Je pose d’autres questions.
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 33

Coming soon

Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada infographic update (May 2, 2016)

This infographic examines the use of hospital services — both emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations — for children, youth and young adults. It has been updated to include 2014–2015 data.

Health Indicators e-Publication, 2016 (May 26, 2016)

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.

Your Health System web tool update (May 26, 2016)

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.

Regulated Nurses, 2015 (May 31, 2016)

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.

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