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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.

The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare
May 23, 2017 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
The current methods of paying healthcare providers do not encourage systematic consideration of cost-effectiveness in the selection of treatment or new technologies, finds a new report from the C.D....
In Need of a Booster: How to Improve Childhood Vaccination Coverage in Canada
April 27, 2017 - Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran
A vocal few Canadians hold anti-vaccine views, but they are not the main reason for insufficient childhood vaccination coverage across Canada, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...
Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need
January 17, 2017 - Jason Sutherland and Erik Hellsten
Canada needs to break down payment silos for more effective healthcare, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need...
Healthcare Spending Decelerating? Not so Fast!
September 7, 2016 - William B.P. Robson
Revised estimates for 2014 healthcare spending growth show increases larger than initially reported – which continues a worrisome trend, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Healthcare Spending...
Hold the Applause: Why Provincial Restraint on Healthcare Spending Might Not Last
August 9, 2016 - Colin Busby and Livio Di Matteo
There is no clear evidence that a lasting period of health spending restraint is underway, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Hold the Applause: Why Provincial Restraint on...
The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model
July 6, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent initiatives...
Wyonch, Omran - Budget 2019: Regulation of Edibles and Concentrated Marijuana Products
Intelligence Memos
Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress. Accordingly...
Ottawa must prioritize the well-being of off-reserve First Nations citizens - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
  The 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples made prominent reference to a 1613 treaty between the Dutch and Mohawk: “Three beads of wampum separating the two purple rows symbolize peace,...
Ottawa must prioritize the well-being of off-reserve First Nations citizens - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples made prominent reference to a 1613 treaty between the Dutch and Mohawk: “Three beads of wampum separating the two purple rows symbolize peace,...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Research
Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
 L’affaire des médecins disparus du Québec : comment améliorer l’accès aux soins
Research
En dépit du fait que la province compte plus de médecins de famille par tête que bien d’autres endroits, le Québec accuse du retard par rapport à l’Ontario et à l’Europe occidentale en ce qui...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
Research
Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...
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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