The purpose of this analysis by the Canadian Institute for Health Information is to look at trends in the use of antipsychotics in seniors (defined in this analysis as people 65 or older) between 2001–2002 and 2006–2007, using drug claims data from public drug programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince […]Continue readingAntipsychotic Use in Seniors: An Analysis Focusing on Drug Claims, 2001 to 2007
This Analysis in Brief by the Canadian Institute for Health Information looks at symptoms and diagnoses of depression in a sample of nearly 50,000 seniors living in 550 Canadian residential care facilities (also known as long-term care, nursing or personal care homes) in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Yukon. Relationships between depression and […]Continue readingDepression Among Seniors in Residential Care
This study was conducted by Leger Marketing on behalf of Wyeth Canada to understand the incidence and effect of depression and anxiety on women in the workplace. Its objectives were to measure the prevalence of these conditions among working women and to understand a) how these illnesses affect women’s day-to-day experience at work, b) what […]Continue readingDepression and Anxiety Among Canadian Women in the Workplace
The purpose of this analysis by the Canadian Institute for Health Information was to identify various factors related to whether or not a person was readmitted following a first-ever stay in hospital for the treatment of depression. To do this, the analysis examined various socio-demographic, treatment, clinical and discharge environment characteristics and assessed their relationship […]Continue readingDepression in Ontario: What Predicts a First Mental Health Rehospitalization?
In 1999, a study titled Geographic Distribution of Physicians in Canada was published, which documented how physicians were distributed in Canada, using data mostly from the mid-1990s.1 But the nature and extent of distribution imbalances, and possibly the public’s perception of them, are changing—and so is our understanding of what constitutes distribution imbalances. This study, […]Continue readingGeographic Distribution of Physicians in Canada: Beyond How Many and Where
Health Care in Canada 2008 (HCIC 2008) is the ninth in a series of annual reports on Canada’s health care system. Health Care in Canada 2008 continues the new format and focused content that was launched in HCIC 2007, providing a review of key analytic work undertaken at CIHI that highlights CIHI’s health care research […]Continue readingHealth Care in Canada 2008
This booklet explores the realities of Canadians’ perceptions towards mental health issues and the impact of 24/7 technology. It also reveals how the pursuit of money and the shift in interpersonal relationships affect the well-being of people’s daily lives. The subject matter also delves into mental health issues in the workplace, offers some tools for […]Continue readingHealth is Cool! 2006 Survey on Canadian Attitudes towards Physical and Mental Health at Work and Play
Recognizing the potential for publicly-funded home care to have a key role in meeting the needs of people with a serious mental illness, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) undertook a study to explore issues related to home care for adults with serious mental illness and to make recommendations for practice and policy. There were […]Continue readingHome Care and People with Psychiatric Disabilities
According to a new analysis from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 38% of patients discharged with a diagnosis of schizophrenia from a general hospital in Canada had unplanned readmissions (through emergency departments) for a mental illness within one year of their discharge. The analysis also found that 12% of schizophrenia patients (or one […]Continue readingHospital Length of Stay and Readmission for Individuals Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: Are They Related?
The report focuses on individuals who were separated from hospital in 2002–2003 following an inpatient stay for a mental illness, covering the separation diagnosis categories of schizophrenia, mood disorders, substance related disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, organic disorders, and other disorders. Given that an inpatient stay is a condition of inclusion, such separations generally represent the […]Continue readingHospital Mental Health Services in Canada (2002-2003)