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Backgrounder_Why-Economic-Inequality-Matters-to-the-Health-and-Well-Being-of-All-Canadians Backgrounder: Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians
By Carolyn Shimmin and John Millar

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Backgrounder A primer on the legal challenge between Dr. Brian Day and British Columbia Backgrounder: A primer on the legal challenge between Cambie Surgeries Corporation (led by Dr. Brian Day) and British Columbia — and how it may affect our healthcare system
By Karen Palmer

In British Columbia, as in the rest of Canada, the health care system, “Medicare,” provides public funding for all medically necessary hospital and physician services.

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity
By Barbara Clow

Everyone deserves to live a long life in full health, but not everyone is so fortunate. Some individuals and groups are more at risk of falling ill, becoming severely ill or disabled or dying prematurely (that is, before the average expected life span).

Backgrounder: How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health Backgrounder: How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health
By Dane Wanniarachige

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Burden of Disease Backgrounder: ‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters
By Barbara Clow

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the US Health Care System Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

The U.S. health care system is not a universally accessible system – it is a publicly and privately-funded patchwork of fragmented systems and programs. Insured Americans are covered by both public and private health insurance, with a majority covered by private insurance plans through their employers.

Mother and toddler Backgrounder: Kids in Care in Canada: The Alarming Facts
By Neeta Das McMurtry

What happens to kids who authorities determine can’t live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now.

Backgrounder Federal Transfer Payments and how they affect healthcare funding in Canada Backgrounder: Federal Transfer Payments and how they affect healthcare funding in Canada
By Livio Di Matteo

The Canadian fiscal transfer system is relatively simple and designed to address fiscal imbalances arising from economic differences across provinces and territories that are related to per capita income and natural resource endowments.

Backgrounder_The Impact of Poverty on Health Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health
By Carolyn Shimmin

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Backgrounder-The-UK-Health-Care-System Backgrounder: The UK health care system

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.


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