N.L. gets average rank in hospitalization numbers report

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Newfoundland and Labrador is solidly in the middle of the pack when it comes to hospitalization, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Newfoundland and Labrador had 9,193 hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to CIHI.

That represents a 2.5 per cent decrease in the past year, and almost a five per cent decrease over the past 16 years.

When it comes to acute inpatient hospitalization in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 2011-12 fiscal year, the average was 7.7 days — right around the Canadian average of 7.2 days. P.E.I. has the longest average, with 8.7 days.

Across Canada, CIHI reported roughly 16.2 million emergency department visits in 2011-12.

 

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Organizations: CIHI, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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