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Media Release
September 29, 2015

Total payments to physicians jumped almost 6% in 2014, to a total of $24.1 billion, according to new numbers released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). 

September 21, 2015
Media Release
September 10, 2015

Data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that while the number of visits to Canadian emergency departments (EDs) for all allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) remained stable from 2006–2007 to 2013–2014, the rate of visits (i.e., number of visits per 100,000 population) specifically for anaphylaxis increased by 95%.

Media Release
June 23, 2015

For the first time in 2 decades, more regulated nurses left their profession than entered it, according to a recent report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Fewer of these professionals — which include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) — applied for registration

Media Release
June 10, 2015
Your Health System, a groundbreaking web tool created by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on how health systems across the country compare with one another, has released 9 new performance indicators from the long-term care (LTC) sector, which includes more than 1,000 nursing homes and other LTC facilities.
Media Release
May 28, 2015

This report reveals that while Canadians continued to save money on generic drugs, those savings were offset by increased spending on newer classes of biologic drugs.

Media Release
May 4, 2015
Care for Children and Youth With Mental Disorders, a new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows that rates (defined as the number of patients per 100,000 population) of ED visits for mental disorders among children and youth (age 5 to 24) increased by 45% from 2006–2007 to 2013–2014. Similarly, rates of inpatient hospitalizations that involved at least 1 overnight stay increased by 37% for Canadian children and youth over the same time period.
Media Release
April 21, 2015
The number of Canadians with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) increased by 35% in the last 10 years. During a similar period, the number of Canadians with diabetes—the number 1 cause of ESKD—increased by 60%. This means that by the end of 2013, almost 42,000 Canadians were living with ESKD, creating an unprecedented demand for regular dialysis treatments and kidney transplants.
Media Release
March 5, 2015

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has released its annual report Inpatient Hospitalizations, Surgeries and Childbirth Indicators, detailing national figures and provincial variations. The purpose of this companion report is to tell the Canadian story, and to highlight how experiences with health care vary across the country and how they compare with those in other countries.