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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...

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...

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...

Wyonch, Omran - The Fallacy of Buck-a-Beer
Intelligence Memos
To: Concerned Ontarians From: Rosalie Wyonch and Farah Omran Date: August 14, 2018           Re: The Fallacy of Buck-a-Beer Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently announced a “Buck-a-Beer Challenge” for...
Blomqvist and Wyonch - Pharmacare and Politics
Intelligence Memos
From: Åke Blomqvist and Rosalie Wyonch To: The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health Subject: Pharmacare and Politics Date: July 16, 2018 A central element of the election platform...
How to modernize Canada’s health care in the digital age - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
At the heart of health care are face-to-face interactions between health professionals and their patients and families. That is what makes it the ultimate “bricks and mortar” industry. Health care...

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