The quantities of Core Plan elements are provided to health care facilities according to their size (i.e. small, medium, large), which is determined on the basis of the health care facility type, the total number of beds and the annual volume of case abstracts. Some Core Plan elements are subject to confidentiality and privacy restrictions, and are provided taking into account any imposed limitation.
The size of a hospital is based on the total beds and volume of case abstracts submission to DAD, NACRS, NRS and CCRS. Core Plan elements provided to hospitals are products and services relevant to these programs as well as other health information publications and reports of general interest. For hospitals participating in select data holdings, the size of a hospital is determined on the basis of the total beds and the volume of case abstracts submision to program(s) in which the hospital participates.
|Small:||Hospitals with 1 to 199 beds AND a volume of no more than 50,000 case abstracts annually.|
|Medium:||Hospitals with 200 to 399 beds AND a volume of no more than 100,000 case abstracts annually, OR a hospital with 1 to 199 beds AND a case abstract volume in the range of 50,001 to 100,000 annually.|
|Large:||Hospitals with 400 or more beds OR more than 100,000 case abstracts annually.|
The size of a continuing care/rehabilitation facility is based on the total beds as an indication of the volume of case abstracts. Core Plan elements provided to continuing care/rehabilitation facilities are products and services relevant to CCRS and NRS as well as other health information publications and reports of general interest.
|Small:||Facilities with 1 to 30 beds.|
|Medium:||Facilities with 31 to 99 beds.|
|Large:||Facilities with 100 or more beds.|
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CIHI's Core Plan subscription is available to Canadian health care facilities and regional health authorities (or similar organization, such as LHINs) through a bilateral agreement between CIHI and ministries of health. The subscription offers entitlements for an extensive range of products and services at no additional cost, up to certain maximums. To find out if your organization has a Core Plan subscription, please email the Order Desk or dial 613-241-7860 ext. 6188.