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We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system
By André Picard

André Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail and one of Canada’s top public policy writers.

Audio Podcast: End of life care options limited, with Lindsay Jolivet (4.8 min)

Palliative care doctors who see dying differently. Most seniors say they want to die at home. However, about half of seniors are dying in hospitals, according to research by Verena Menec, the Director of the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging.

What is Obamacare? Why Canadians should care, with Trudy Lieberman (46.3 min)
By Trudy Lieberman

Mary Agnes Welch of the Winnipeg Free Press asks award-winning journalist, Trudy Lieberman about health reform in the United States, and how the new system compares with the Canadian health system.

Comparing the quality of nursing home care in Manitoba and the U.S., with Dr. Malcolm Doupe & Trudy Lieberman (38.6 min)
By Malcolm Doupe and Trudy Lieberman

Larry Kusch of the Winnipeg Free Press asks Dr. Malcolm Doupe of the University of Manitoba, and US journalist Trudy Lieberman about the quality of nursing home care in Canada and the United States.

How Britain reduced wait times for health services and what Canada can learn from their example, with John Lister (3.8 min)
By John Lister

How Britain reduced wait times for health services and what Canada can learn from their example, featuring Dr. John Lister of Coventry University

Hip and knee implants need improved monitoring and assessment, with Dr. Eric Bohm (5.6 min)
By Eric Bohm

Dr. Eric Bohm from the University of Manitoba explains how hip and knee surgeries could learn a thing or two from the automotive industry about quality control, transparency and regulation.

Canada falling short on foster care, with Dr. Marni Brownell (5.08 min)
By Marni Brownell

According to information from the Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being (CECW), there were 67,000 children in out-of-home care in Canada on one day in 2007, which translates into one of the highest rates of kids in foster care in the world. Dr. Marni Brownell addresses why this is the case, and what we should be doing about it.

Making evidence matter: The founding of EvidenceNetwork.ca and why it’s more important than ever, with Noralou Roos (5.8 min)
By Noralou Roos

Dr. Noralou Roos, Director of EvidenceNetwork.ca, speaks about the founding of the Network, what role it plays in bringing health policy evidence into mainstream media, and why it’s more important than ever.

What has the biggest impact on health outcomes? The answer might surprise you, with Dr. Ryan Meili (15.3 min)
By Ryan Meili

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.

Why a crime agenda doesn’t pay: A prison-focused approach does little to reduce crime, with Dr. Rick Linden (5.8 min)
By Rick Linden

Why a crime agenda doesn’t pay: A prison-focused approach does little to reduce crime.


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