Dr. Ryan Meili, a Saskatoon Family Doctor and the Director of Upstream talks about evidence-based policy-making, and improving health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health.
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Why We Need More Canadian Health Policy in the Media
This free ebook is a compilation of the EvidenceNetwork.ca commentaries published in major newspapers in 2015, written by experts in the health policy field. These articles highlight the most recent evidence on a wide range of topics, including our aging population, healthcare costs and spending, mental health, pharmaceutical policy, the social determinants of health and distinctions between the Canadian and American healthcare systems among other topics.
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|When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing |
Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them.
|Are you getting the flu shot this year? |
Many Canadians will not, even though safe and effective flu vaccines have been available for more than 60 years.
|Why ‘frailty’ matters |
When a frail older patient has an acute health crisis in Canada, our health system usually delivers excellent service. That’s good news.
|COSTS AND SPENDING|
|HEALTH MORE THAN HEALTHCARE|
|INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS|
|MORE NOT ALWAYS BETTER|
|WAITING FOR CARE|