IMPACT OF COVID-19 POLICIES ON CARDIOVASCULAR CARE IN CANADA
The mission of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) COVID-19 Challenge for Canada Initiative (CCS-C3I) is to provide a pan-Canadian understanding of the impact that COVID-19 has on cardiovascular care. Specifically, we are interested in looking at the spillover impact on cardiovascular care due to the COVID-19 pandemic public health countermeasures from March 2020, such as the slow-down of scheduled surgeries and procedures. Our goal is to reduce the cardiovascular health consequences of the current and subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing up-to-date data from across Canada to health care providers, administrators and policy makers. Data is provided by national (CIHI) and provincial data custodians and will be updated every three months. We have focused on the cardiovascular admissions and procedures, reported per week, also reported at national and provincial (where possible) levels. To understand the severity of the cases, we also report the average length of stay per admission/procedure/week and the mean deaths/100 cases. The outcomes are reported only at a national level.
From March 2020, there was a substantial reduction in all CV procedures and admissions. There is no signal on the current data that outcomes were worse for the admissions and procedures performed. We anticipate having patient wait-list data soon.
- Data is updated as new “open data” is available from CIHI and other jurisdictional data sources. The open data will be updated every 3 months and may reflect under-reporting from individual institutions.
- All counts with < 5 people is suppressed as per privacy regulations.
- COVID-19 statistics are provided by Johns Hopkins University. Last updated on Mon Dec 07 2020 08:01:42 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time).
- The start of the COVID-19 pandemic is marked with a red line (the 10th week of 2020).