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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.

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...
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...
Schwanen, Wyonch - Not Just for Kids; Adults Also Need Their Shots
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch To: Canada’s ministers of public health Date: April 27, 2018 Re: Not Just for Kids; Adults Also Need Their Shots Despite clinical evidence showing the value...
Schwanen, Wyonch - Il faut rehausser les taux de vaccination dont la faiblesse présente un risque pour la santé des adultes canadiens
Intelligence Memos
A l’attention de: Ministres de la santé publique De la part de: Daniel Schwanen et Rosalie Wyonch Date: 27 avril, 2018 Objet: Il faut rehausser les taux de vaccination dont la faiblesse présente un...
Rosalie Wyonch - It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Cannabis-Concerned Canadians Date: April 20, 2018 Re: It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?  Two years ago, on April 20, Ottawa announced steps to legalize...
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...
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May
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  • Drug Pricing and the Appropriate Federal Role in Pharmacare
Webinar with Åke Blomqvist, Health Policy Scholar, C.D. Howe Institute; Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
26 Apr 2018
Apr
26
  • Inside Access: Not Just for Kids: How to Improve Adult Vaccination Uptake in Canada
Conference Call with Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
05 Apr 2018
Apr
05
  • Inside Access: Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
Conference Call with William Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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