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This area covers the impact of policies affecting Canadians’ health and long-term care choices and outcomes, for example regarding access to and quality of care, funding arrangements and incentives, pharmaceuticals policies, intergenerational equity considerations, and the impact of these choices on the public purse.

Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem
June 5, 2018 - Jessy Donelle MSc. (Epidemiology), Jacalyn Duffin MD, PhD, FRCPC, Jon Pipitone, MSc. (Computer Science), Brian White-Guay MD, CCFP and FRCPC
Drug shortages in Canada are a problem in need of immediate solutions, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem” – one of the few...
Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services
May 23, 2018 - Will Falk and Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia
Virtual care is a natural next step in technological innovation for healthcare, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the...
Filling the Cavities: Improving the Efficiency and Equity of Canada’s Dental Care System
May 3, 2018 - Ake Blomqvist and Frances Woolley
Lack of access to even urgent dental care for many people with low income, seniors and others is a problem that could be solved with a “public option” for dental insurance, according to a new report...
Not Just for Kids: How to Improve Adult Vaccination Uptake in Canada
April 26, 2018 - Colin Busby
Despite clinical evidence showing the value of immunization, vaccination rates among adult Canadians are dangerously low, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Not Just for...
Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
April 5, 2018 - William B.P. Robson
Preliminary figures show faster growth in the amounts governments are budgeting for healthcare over the past three years, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Healthcare Costs...
Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers
January 25, 2018 - Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly compared to peer countries according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its...
Without easy retail access to cannabis, the black market will thrive - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
On Oct. 17, Canada will be the second country in the world to have fully legalized production and retail distribution of recreational marijuana. There will be considerable international interest in...
Without easy retail access to cannabis, the black market will thrive - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
On Oct. 17, Canada will be the second country in the world to have fully legalized production and retail distribution of recreational marijuana. There will be considerable international interest in...
Sen, Wyonch - Missing Out on Marijuana Taxes
Intelligence Memos
From: Anindya Sen and Rosalie Wyonch To: Canada’s Cannabis Regulators Date: October 15, 2018 Re: Missing Out on Marijuana Taxes A large black market combined with supply shortages of legal marijuana...
Pas seulement pour les enfants : comment améliorer la surveillance et la couverture vaccinale chez les adultes au Canada
Research
Malgré les données démontrant la valeur des vaccins, les taux de vaccination chez les adultes canadiens sont dangereusement bas, selon un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C.D. Howe.  Dans «Pas...
Besoin d’un rappel? Comment améliorer la couverture vaccinale des enfants au Canada
Research
Quelques Canadiens très bruyants s’opposent à la vaccination, mais ils ne constituent pas la principale raison de l’insuffisance de la couverture vaccinale, selon un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C...
Le rapport Naylor et les politiques en matière de santé : le Canada a besoin d’un nouveau modèle
Research
Le gouvernement fédéral devrait reconnaître le succès limité des tentatives précédentes de réforme des soins de santé par l’entremise de transferts conditionnels aux provinces et se pencher plutôt...
12 Jun 2018
Jun
12
  • Preparing for an Aging Population: Is Ontario's Healthcare System Ready?
Roundtable Luncheon with Candace Chartier, Shirlee M. Sharkey and Dr. Samir Sinha
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
07 Jun 2018
Jun
07
  • Inside Access: Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem
Conference Call with Jacalyn Duffin and Brian White-Guay
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
03 May 2018
May
03
  • Inside Access: Filling the cavities: Improving the efficiency and equity of Canada’s dental care system
Conference Call with Åke Blomqvist, Health Policy Scholar, C.D. Howe Institute and Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Conference call
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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