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Mental Health and Addictions Dashboard

Ontario Mental Health System Reporting

Since 2013, ICES’ Mental Health and Addictions Program Framework Research Team has been tasked by the Ontario Ministry of Health with monitoring and evaluating the province’s mental health and addictions system through performance measures, or indicators.

This dashboard provides an overview of mental health and addiction trends in Ontario including sociodemographic characteristics that may impact mental health service use and access to care.

The dashboard is updated quarterly using timely data provided by ICES’ data partners. Data have been linked using unique encoded identifiers and analyzed at ICES.

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Overview of monthly Mental Health and Addictions trends in Ontario,
January 2017 – December 2020

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Monthly trends in mental health and addictions-related emergency department visits per 1,000 population aged 0 to 105 years, overall and by sex, in Ontario

Monthly trends in mental health and addictions-related hospitalizations per 1,000 population aged 0 to 105 years, overall and by sex, in Ontario

Monthly trends in mental health and addictions-related outpatient visits per 100 population aged 0 to 105 years, by provider specialty, in Ontario

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Rates presented in the dashboard are crude rates unless otherwise specified. Standardized rates are age- and sex- standardized.

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For any questions related to the MHA Dashboard, please contact the MHAP Research Team at MHAP@ices.on.ca.

Last updated: July 29, 2021

Next expected update: October 2021

The dashboard is supported by ICES, which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC). Parts of this report are based on data and/or information compiled and provided by Service Ontario and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The opinions, results and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not reflect those of the funding or data sources; no endorsement is intended or should be inferred.

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