HAVING A BABY TOP REASON FOR CANADIAN HOSPITAL STAYS: CIHI REPORT

Jun 04, 2014

By Jane Brown

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You may be surprised to learn that giving birth was the leading reason for hospital stays in Canada in 2012-13, accounting for nearly 370,000 hospitalizations.  And, just over 100-thousand of those were Cesarean sections.

While having a baby usually requires a much shorter hospital stay, heart failure had the longest average hospital stay of just over 9 days.  Among surgeries, hip replacements were associated with the longest average hospitalization at nearly 8 days.

The report is from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

 

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