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Canada Discharge Abstract Database 2005-2006


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 
04/2005 - 03/2006
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.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Acute glomerulonephritis, Appendicitis, Asbestosis, Bacterial skin diseases, Bladder cancer, Blood disorders, Blood transfusions, Breast cancer, COPD, Cardiomyopathies, Cellulitis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Clostridium difficile, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Decubitus ulcer, Dermatitis, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Drownings, Echinococcosis, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Endocrine disorders, Endometriosis, Female infertility, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gastritis and duodenitis, Genital prolapse, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Gynecological diseases, Heart failure, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hospitals, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, ICD-10, Immune system disorders, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Interstitial lung diseases, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Klinefelter syndrome, Larynx cancer, Length of stay, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal sepsis, Meningitis, Neonatal conditions, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Obstructed labor, Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer disease, Physicians, Pneumoconiosis, Poisonings, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Scabies, Silicosis, Skin diseases, Stroke, Suffocation, Syphilis, Turner syndrome, Unintentional firearm injuries, Urinary diseases, Urolithiasis, Uterine fibroids, Vascular insufficiency of intestine, Viral skin diseases