Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cost to health care system for the geriatric population


I am looking for data on the costs to the Canadian health care system for the following conditions in the geriatric population:

-restraints (physical or chemical)
-responsive behaviours associated with dementia OR psychogeriatrics

I have found a few things on the CIHI website that address health care costs but was wondering if there is anything at StatCan that I have missed.


Thanks for the question about the continuing care data at CIHI. Unfortunately, it is not possible given that people can have several of those conditions and in long-term care there’s no most-responsible reason for being in home and continuing care (as there would be in acute care).