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  • Health care in Canada
  • Wait times
  • Patient safety

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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.

Media Release
November 18, 2015

Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada

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). 

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
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.