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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...
Will Falk - Hallway Medicine and Value-based Funding
Intelligence Memos
From:  Will Falk To:  Christine Elliott, Ontario Minister of Health Date: January 21, 2019 Re: Hallway Medicine and Value-based Funding Talk of hallway medicine has drawn an image of people...
Schwanen, Wyonch - The Three Cs, Why We Don’t Get that Flu Shot
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch To: Canada’s ministers of public health Date: January 11, 2019 Re: The Three Cs, Why We Don’t Get that Flu Shot Despite clinical evidence showing the value of...
Åke Blomqvist - Ontario needs a new approach to medicare, not binding arbitration for doctors
Intelligence Memos
From: Åke Blomqvist To: Christine Elliott, Ontario Minister of Health Date: January 7, 2019 Re: Ontario needs a new approach to medicare, not binding arbitration for doctors   After a three-day...
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...
05 Mar 2019
Mar
05
  • Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Roundtable Luncheon
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
22 Jan 2019
Jan
22
  • Mental Health Services in a Digital Age
Roundtable Luncheon with Michael Green, Katherine Hay, and Karim Mamdani
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Canada Health Infoway
03 Dec 2018
Dec
03
  • Transforming Canada’s Healthcare System with a Value-Based Approach
Roundtable Luncheon with Melissa Farrell, Wendy Levinson and Christopher Naugler
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, December 3, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Abbott

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