Mental Health Statistics

Status:
Inactive
Frequency:
Annual
Record number:
3204

As of the 1994/95 data year, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) assumed the data collection and dissemination responsibilities for Mental Health Statistics. Public enquiries about Mental Health Statistics should be directed to CIHI at mentalhealth@cihi.ca.

The annual information presently collected by this program provides data on separation (discharges) from psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals for inpatients being treated for mental disorders.

Detailed information for 1993-1994

Data release - March 21, 1996 (in "Mental health statistics", online catalogue #83-245-XPB)

Description

Beginning with the data year 1994-1995, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) assumed the responsibility for the collection of the Mental Health Statistics and for the production and custody of the clean data files. Prior to the 1994-1995 data year, Statistics Canada was responsible for the survey.

The primary mandate of the Mental Health Statistics Program is to collect, compile, analyse and disseminate national statistical information on the hospitalization for mental disorders in Canada.

The annual information presently collected by this program provides data on separation (discharges) from psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals for inpatients being treated for mental disorders.

Subjects

  • Health
  • Health care services
  • Mental health and well-being

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.