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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....

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...

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...

June 1, 2004 - Jack M. Mintz and Yvan Guillemette
Breaking Down Canada’s Health-Care Silos: More Money Isn’t the Answer: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
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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...
Blomqvist & Busby: Crafting a better health accord: National Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Today, provincial and federal health ministers are meeting in Vancouver to negotiate a new health accord. Given the underwhelming results of the previous accord, and the mounting challenges facing...

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