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Giving Birth, Lung and Heart Problems Top Reasons for Hospitalization in Canada

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Giving birth continues to be the most common reason for hospitalization across Canada, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). There were more than 3 million hospitalizations in 2017–2018, and the top 5 causes for hospitalization remained consistent with those for the previous 3 years.

Top 5 reasons for hospitalization in Canada, 2017–2018: Giving birth, COPD and bronchitis, Acute myocardial infraction, Pneumonia, Heart failure.

The top 5 inpatient surgeries in 2017–2018 remained consistent with those for the previous 4 years: Caesarean section, Knee replacement, Hip replacement, Fracture repair, Coronary artery angioplasty.

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