Physicians in Canada, 2016: CIHI Report released September 28, 2017

September 28th, 2017

This report contains information on the supply of physicians in Canada, physician service utilization and payments to physicians that are administered through the provincial and territorial medical care plans. Data on the supply, demographics and mobility of physicians is as of  December 31, 2016. The service utilization and payments data is for fiscal year 2015–2016. [...]

Advanced Health Leadership Program – Rotman School of Management

September 22nd, 2017

          The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 12th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. The program will be taking place as follows: Module I: February 12 – 16, 2018 Module II: April 23 – [...]

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017 – Fraser Institute

September 21st, 2017

Comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems provides an opportunity for policy makers and the general public to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Overall, the data examined suggest that, although Canada’s is among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, its performance is modest [...]

Opioid crisis having “significant” impact on Canada’s healthcare system: CIHI

September 14th, 2017

The federal government says at least 2,816 deaths in 2016 were linked to the opioid crisis and that number “will almost certainly” surpass 3,000 in 2017. Nearly three-quarters of the Canadians who died of opioid-related causes last year were male, while 84 per cent of the deaths involved another intoxicating substance such as alcohol, cocaine [...]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Annual Report 2016-17

August 21st, 2017

Introduction The following Financial Statement Discussion and Analysis (FSD&A) should be read in conjunction with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) audited financial statements and accompanying notes for the year ended March 31, 2017. The responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the FSD&A rests with the management of CIHR. The purpose of the [...]

Trends in Own Illness- or Disability-Related Absenteeism and Overtime among Publicly-Employed Registered Nurses: Quick Facts 2017

June 8th, 2017

INTRODUCTION This report is the fifth biennial update prepared for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) by Jacobson Consulting Inc. on absenteeism and overtime for public sector health care registered nurses and nurse supervisors. Jacobson Consulting has prepared these tables and the analysis based on special tabulations prepared by Statistics Canada in March 2017. [...]

New report shows another decline in RN-to-population ratio

June 1st, 2017

The ratio of registered nurses per capita in Ontario is sinking fast, says the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), putting the quality of care of the province’s patients at further risk. A report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on registered nurses (RNs) in Canada showed that the province of Ontario continues [...]

2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice

May 30th, 2017

In partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA), Canada Health Infoway sought to understand the current use of electronic record/clinical information systems by nurses in Canada across clinical practice settings. The study compares progress to the first national survey of nurses conducted in 2014. The 2017 survey also [...]

Preventing workplace violence in the healthcare sector

May 25th, 2017

The Ministries of Labour and Health and Long-Term Care have made reducing workplace violence in health settings a priority. They have already begun to take action on these recommendations, and are committed to working with their partners to shift workplace culture in Ontario’s hospitals to create safer work environments for Ontario’s nurses. Summary of recommendations [...]

Health Quality Ontario: Opioid Prescribing in Ontario

May 23rd, 2017

Despite the increasing numbers of opioid-related deaths and the growing prevalence of opioid addiction, the total number of prescriptions filled in Ontario continues to rise. Titled, 9 Million Prescriptions, this Health Quality Ontario report shows that: People in Ontario filled more than 9 million prescriptions for opioids in 2015/16, up by nearly 450,000 prescriptions from three [...]