Canadian Institute for Health Information

Should Personal Experience Guide Health Care Policies?

John Hirdes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
John Hirdes

In the absence of systematic evidence, anecdotes rule the day. Unusual cases of negligence, tragic rare events, and exceptional health system failures have been the fodder for media sensationalism triggering anxiety in the hearts of bureaucrats, health care managers and the general public.

Patient Wait Times Have Doubled Over the Past 20 Years

Bacchus Barua | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Bacchus Barua

Canadian Institute for Health Information's updated report on wait times for healthcare in Canada is not comprehensive, and ignores almost 90 per cent of surgical procedures performed in Canada. In reality, the actual delays patients experience in Canada are considerably longer than what the CIHI and governments routinely report.

In Canada, This Is A 28-Hour Wait?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new report says one in 10 Canadians who goes to an emergency department and requires admission to hospital has to wait more than 28 hours ...

Lowest Increase In Health-Care Spending Since '90s: Report

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The growth of total health spending in Canada has slowed, with the increase this year expected to be the lowest since the mid-1990s, a new r...

Number Of Nurses In Canada Has Risen In Last 5 Years

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The number of nurses has been rising in Canada, says a new report, but associations that represent the profession say their distribution is ...

Hospital Births In Canada DROP

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Hospitals have recorded a drop in the number of babies born across the country, reversing a 10-year trend of increasing birth rates, says a ...

Supply Of Nurses Surges In Canada

CP | Anne-Marie Tobin, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Nurse practitioners are steadily gaining ground in Canada, according to a snapshot of nursing that shows overall growth of the workforce.An ...

Health Care Spending Doubles In A Decade

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Health-care costs in Canada doubled over the past decade and will cross the $200 billion mark this year, a report released Thursday reveals....