‹ Return to Hospital stays in Canada

Figure 1 Icon: Top 5 reasons for inpatient hospitalizations by volume and average length of stay, 2015–2016

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Ranking Most responsible diagnoses for inpatient hospitalizations Number of inpatient hospitalizations in 2015–2016 Average length of stay of inpatient hospitalizations in 2015–2016
1 Giving birth 368,676


2 COPD and bronchitis 86,315 7.4
3 Acute myocardial infarction 69,020 5.0
4 Pneumonia 67,004 6.8
5 Heart failure 64,174 9.0


Numbers exclude newborns and include obstetric records. 

ALOS: Average length of stay. 

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Hospital Morbidity Database and Ontario Mental Health Reporting System, 2015–2016, Canadian Institute for Health Information.