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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...

Rethinking Canada’s Unbalanced Mix of Public and Private Healthcare: Insights from Abroad
February 25, 2015 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

A better mix of public and private funding in the healthcare system could reduce coverage gaps, as well as create incentives for politicians and bureaucrats to manage the public system more...

Paying for Hospital Services: A Hard Look at the Options
April 17, 2013 - Crump R. Trafford, Erik Hellsten, Jason Sutherland and Nadya Repin

The dismal performance of Canada relative to other OECD countries on measures of wait times and access to hospitals underlines the need for rethinking the way hospitals are funded, according to a...

Better Value for Money in Healthcare: European Lessons for Canada
January 31, 2012 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Canada’s provinces could learn from the Dutch and UK models as they seek better value for money in healthcare delivery, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Better Value...

Breaking Down Canada’s Health-Care Silos: More Money Isn’t the Answer: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Since December, Canadians have been treated to the spectacle of provincial and territorial health ministers squabbling with their federal counterparts for more health-care dollars. As they argue over...
Colin Busby - The Feds Can Lead on Measuring Health Outcomes
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby To: Federal and Provincial Ministers of Health Date: August 26th, 2016 Re: The Feds Can Lead on Measuring Health Outcomes The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s...
Will money make or break a new health accord?: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The joint federal/provincial statement coming out of the Vancouver meeting of health ministers is encouraging in several ways. It suggests a more co-operative and pragmatic approach to health policy...

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