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  • Health care in Canada
  • Wait times
  • Patient safety

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Media Release
October 26, 2016

New measure links data to patient safety improvement efforts 

Media Release
June 2, 2016

About three-quarters (76%) of Canadian long-term care residents have a directive to not be resuscitated if they stop breathing or if their heart stops, and a new report shows that this directive is almost always followed in hospital settings. 

Media Release
May 31, 2016

In 2015, there was an inflow of 30,897 regulated nurses into the profession and an outflow of 22,534. This resulted in a net gain of 8,363 regulated nurses, following a net loss of 2,360 in 2014. 

Media Release
May 26, 2016

In any given year, thousands of Canadians visit the hospital for care — some more often than others. According to a new indicator, High Users of Hospital Beds, 1 in 20 Canadians who were hospitalized in 2014–2015 returned 3 or more times within the year and spent more than 30 days in care.

Media Release
March 31, 2016

Mixed results for other priority procedures 

This is CIHI’s 11th annual report in the Wait Times series. The report is accompanied by 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.

Media Release
March 17, 2016

Over the last decade, the number of Canadians waiting for a new organ has been higher than the number of transplants performed within a given year. In 2014, there were 2,356 organ transplant surgeries performed; however, more than 4,500 Canadians were on the waiting list at the end of the year, according to the latest numbers released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The number of patients waiting for an organ varied by organ type, though Canadians waiting for a new kidney accounted for more than 3,400 (or 77%) of those on the list.


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