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Aug 24, 2020, 00:01 ET Canadian emergency department visits drop 25% in early weeks of COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - New data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that emergency department (ED) visits dropped by 25% in March 2020, compared...


Mar 24, 2020, 10:28 ET Media Advisory - COVID-19: Health system data from CIHI

OTTAWA, March 24, 2020 /CNW/ - As health systems across Canada grapple with COVID-19, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has been responding to requests from governments, health...


Dec 05, 2019, 06:22 ET Despite progress, Canada's organ supply still isn't meeting demand

OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - In 2018, there were 2,782 organ transplant procedures performed in Canada, according to the latest information published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information...


Nov 28, 2019, 00:05 ET Almost 12,000 Canadian children and youth readmitted to hospital last year

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - In 2018, almost 12,000 Canadian children and youth age 17 and younger were readmitted to hospital within 30 days of their initial hospitalization. According to the...


Nov 07, 2019, 00:05 ET Canada's patient safety performance below OECD average

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's health care systems fare well in some areas compared with other OECD countries, particularly in quality of care. However, there are a few areas where we are...


Oct 31, 2019, 00:05 ET Health spending in Canada reaches $264 billion

OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Figures released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that the country's health spending continues to grow and is expected to reach $264 billion...


Sep 26, 2019, 00:05 ET Canada's doctor supply continues to grow faster than the population

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Over the past 5 years, the growth rate in the number of physicians in Canada has more than doubled that of the population, according to the latest information published ...


Sep 19, 2019, 00:05 ET Cannabis and alcohol responsible for majority of hospitalizations for substance use among youth

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Last year, over 23,500 youth (age 10 to 24) were hospitalizedi for harm caused by substance use — the equivalent of 65 hospitalizations each day. A new report from the...


May 30, 2019, 13:20 ET New data available on home care and mental health and addictions

OTTAWA, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians now have more information about home and community care and mental health and addictions services in their province or territory. Today, the Canadian Institute...


Apr 17, 2019, 00:01 ET New data highlights importance of communication during hospital stays

OTTAWA, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - For the first time, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is releasing patient experience survey data, shedding light on how Canadians feel about care...


Mar 28, 2019, 00:01 ET Wait times for joint replacements and cataract surgery growing in much of Canada

TORONTO, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Approximately 30% of patients who required a hip or knee replacement or cataract surgery did not have their procedure done within the recommended wait times in 2018,...


Dec 18, 2018, 00:01 ET Transplants provide better outcomes than dialysis for end-stage kidney disease

OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) highlights the significant difference between dialysis and transplant outcomes for those being treated ...


Nov 29, 2018, 00:01 ET Pneumonia a leading cause of emergency department visits in Canada last year

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - For the first time in at least 5 years, pneumonia was 1 of the top 10 reported reasons that Canadians went to the emergency department (ED) last year. According to the...


Nov 20, 2018, 00:01 ET Canada's drug spending growth outpaces that for hospitals and doctors

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada is expected to spend $33.7 billion on prescribed drugs in 2018, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). This marks an estimated annual...


Sep 19, 2018, 00:01 ET More Canadians could benefit from palliative care

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Most Canadians (75%) want to die at home, and a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reveals that people who access palliative home care...


Jul 19, 2018, 00:01 ET Repeat hip and knee replacements cost $130 million annually

TORONTO, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - While the demand for hip and knee replacement surgeries continues to grow, repeat surgeries are an area that can benefit from improvements in short- and long-term...


Jul 03, 2018, 13:30 ET A Canadian first: CIHI to measure access to mental health and addictions services and to home and community care

Health ministers endorse pan-Canadian indicators of access OTTAWA, July 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) welcomes the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT)...


Jun 26, 2018, 00:01 ET Almost half of unpaid caregivers of seniors with dementia experience distress

New report paints national picture of dementia and its impact on health systems and Canadians OTTAWA, June 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Unpaid caregivers of seniors with dementia are more likely to experience...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Canada's nursing workforce experiences slowest growth in a decade

OTTAWA, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's regulated nursing workforce continues to grow, but the annual growth rate from 2016 to 2017 was the slowest in 10 years. New information from the Canadian...


Mar 22, 2018, 10:00 ET Measuring access to mental health and addiction services and to home and community health care

OTTAWA, March 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published a progress report today as part of its commitment to A Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health...


Feb 08, 2018, 00:01 ET New Commonwealth Fund survey sheds light on seniors' opinions of their health care system

TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - In an international survey of seniors in 11 countries, Canadian seniors reported the lowest satisfaction with the overall quality of the health care they received....


Dec 14, 2017, 00:01 ET Wait lists improving for some organs as deceased donor numbers jump in Canada

New data released by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information highlights increase in donation rates OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Over the last 10 years, the rate of...


Sep 28, 2017, 00:01 ET Canada's doctor supply has grown faster than the population for the past decade

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The number of physicians in Canada continued trending upward in 2016, with the physician rate of growth outpacing that of the population in Canada for the 10th year in ...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:00 ET Opioids send more Canadians to hospital as crisis grows

OTTAWA, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The number of Canadians affected by the opioid crisis continues to climb, according to the latest data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). ...


Apr 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year

OTTAWA, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Looking at selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada, a new report finds that up to 30% of them are potentially unnecessary. Unnecessary tests and...