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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.

National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare in 2016
January 20, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for...
Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada
January 19, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada,” authors Åke...
Measuring Outcomes in the Canadian Health Sector: Driving Better Value from Healthcare
November 12, 2015 - Irfan Dhalla, Jeremy Veillard, Niek Klazinga and Omid Fekri
While Canada has a well-established tradition of transparency and accountability for health-system performance comparisons, few measures of outcomes are reported, according to a new report from the C...
Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock
October 21, 2015 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
An expanded federal role in financing pharmacare would set the stage for wider coverage and greater cooperation in drug pricing, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Feasible...
Missed Connections: The Adoption of Information Technology in Canadian Healthcare
March 26, 2015 - Denis Protti
Despite ambitious efforts to implement Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, the level of health information exchanged across organizations and care settings in Canada is lagging, according to a...
Blomqvist and Busby - It’s Time for Healthcare to Join the Productivity Parade
Intelligence Memos
From: Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby To: Ministers of Health and Finance in Canada Date: July 14, 2017 Re: It’s Time for Healthcare to Join the Productivity Parade Slow productivity growth is an...
To fix health system we need to invite competition from private sector: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Until a few years ago, the main concern in the Canadian debate over health policy was how to control costs. When provinces managed to restrain health-care spending growth to an average rate below...
Jacobs and Muthukumaran - Five Ways to Increase Immunization Among Canadian Children
Intelligence Memos
From: Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran To: Provincial and Federal Ministries of Health and Public Health Agencies Date: May 2, 2017 Re: Five Ways to Increase Immunization Among Canadian Children...
 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...
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17 Jan 2017
Jan
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  • Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
Roundtable Luncheon - The Patients First Act: A Vision for Accountable Care
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
14 Sep 2016
Sep
14
  • Canada’s Innovation Agenda: Maximizing Canada’s Economic Potential to Win the Next Century
Roundtable Luncheon with Colin Busby, Valerie Walker, and Derek Newton
Ottawa
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
08 Sep 2016
Sep
08
  • Inside Access: Healthcare Spending Estimates vs. Realities
Call with Bill Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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