Hospitalizations are the largest single category of healthcare expenditure in Canada. Patient outcomes such as rates of readmissions and length of hospital stay are often priorities for health system efficiency and reducing costs.
Depending on your research goals, you can also answer important questions in the following areas using administrative datasets:
As an example, Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province providing universal healthcare coverage for approximately 3.7 million people. Uniquely, Alberta has a single health authority, Alberta Health Services (AHS), responsible for delivering medical care on behalf of the Alberta Ministry of Health (Alberta Health).
Similar to the data captured by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), AHS has a number of province-wide datasets that can be used for research, including:
To learn more about how your organization can utilize these datasets for your next research project, book a consultation: