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Canada Discharge Abstract Database 2001-2002


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2001 - 03/2002
Series or system 
Canada Discharge Abstract Database
Data type
Administrative data:
  • Discharge
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Originally developed in 1963, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) captures administrative, clinical, and demographic information on hospital discharges (inpatient acute, chronic, rehabilitation, deaths, sign-outs, and transfers). Some provinces and territories also use the DAD to collect information on outpatient surgical procedures.

Data are received directly from acute care facilities, regional health authorities, or ministries of health. Facilities in all provinces and territories, except Quebec, are required to report to CIHI within 60 days after the end of each quarter.