Numbers can tell powerful stories. The data digest includes a sample of the latest findings about health and health care from surveys, research studies, and other data sources. Click on an image to enlarge it.
Compare 38 countries on measures of primary care electronic medical record use, health information exchange, telehealth, and patient online services.
Source: Zelmer J, Ronchi E, Hypponen H, Lupianez-Villanueva F, Codagnone C, Nohr C, Huebner U, Fazzalari A, Adler-Milstein J on behalf of the OECD Health ICT Benchmarking Pilot Group. (2016). International Health IT Benchmarking: Learning from Cross-Country Comparisons, JAMIA. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocw111
Inflation-adjusted health expenditures per capita have risen across the country since 1975, but there are variations in the trend by province/territory.
Source: National Health Expenditures Database, CIHI
How health and social sector employment, as well as licensed nurses and physicians, vary across OECD countries.
Source: OECD Health Data
What user surveys tell us about iEHR users' views of the impact of these solutions
Source: Tharmaligam S, Hagens S, Zelmer J. (2016). The Value of Connected Health Information: Perceptions of Electronic Health Record Users in Canada, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16:93.
Two-thirds of Canada's seniors have discussed advanced care plans with someone
Source: Commonwealth Fund 2014 International Health Policy Survey
Wait times, understanding, and other comparisons for patients in British Columbia who do and do not view lab test results online
Source: Mák G, Smith Fowler H, Leaver C, Hagens S, Zelmer J. (2015). The Effects of Web-Based Patient Access to Laboratory Results in British Columbia: A Patient Survey on Comprehension and Anxiety, J Med Internet Res, 17(8):e191. http://jmir.org/2015/8/e191/