— Mélanie Josée Davidson, Director, Health System Performance, CIHI
"The decision to discharge a child from hospital can be tricky. The clinical team makes a judgment call about the health status of the child, the resources within the family and community, and the availability of medical follow-up, and then weighs these against the sometimes-urgent need to find a bed for the next acutely ill patient. Readmission is frustrating and inconvenient for families, and potentially carries some risk. While we can't eliminate readmission, we can seek best practices through transparent measurement, comparison and discussion from multiple jurisdictions."
— Dr. Brett W. Taylor, MD, FRCP, MHI, Emergency Pediatrics and Health Informatics, IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University
This information is featured in CIHI's Your Health System, an interactive health system performance web tool. Today's release of Your Health System also includes updated results for 24 health indicators on topics such as patient safety, quality of long-term care, health expenditures and more.
CIHI is also releasing 2018–2019 data on emergency department (ED) visits — including information for those age 17 and under — in our National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Emergency Department Quick Stats and interactive web tool. Our data includes more than 15 million ED visits that took place in 2018–2019, representing 84% of ED visits across Canada. For the first time, Quebec data is included this year.
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