Livio Di Matteo is an Economist in Thunder Bay, Ontario specializing in health economics, public finance and policy, and economic history.  He holds a PhD from McMaster University, an MA from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours BA from Lakehead University.   He is Professor of Economics at Lakehead University where he has served since 1990.  His health economics research explores the determinants of health expenditures, the public-private split in health spending and the sustainability of provincial government health spending.

 

 

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Commentaries by Dr. Livio Di Matteo:

Winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer // L’évolution du Transfert canadien en matière de santé : des gagnants et des perdants
Le Canada et le Québec comptent un nombre record de médecins et de spécialistes de la santé, mais est-ce une bonne nouvelle?
Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever — but is that good news?
Is it finally time for a national drug plan?

Five challenges for bending the healthcare cost curve in Canada //Cinq paris à relever avant de redresser la courbe des coûts de la santé au Canada
An era of restraint in health care spending in Canada // Une ère de compressions budgétaires dans le domaine de la santé au Canada
The failure to transform public healthcare spending is a missed opportunity // L’échec de la transformation des dépenses en santé : une occasion manquée
Trouble ahead for health costs: Doctors working less, making more
Canadian doctors one of Canada’s fastest growing health costs
Canadian Health Transfer changes: The devil is in the details // Les changements apportés au Transfert canadien en matière de santé représentent un gain important pour certaines provinces et un sous-financement pour d’autres
Bending the cost curve in health care // Infléchir vers le bas la courbe des coûts en santé

Backgrounders by Dr. Livio Di Matteo:

Federal Transfer Payments and how they affect healthcare funding in Canada 

Posters by Dr. Livio Di Matteo:

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“For a long time now, public health care reform in Canada has been a story of missed opportunity.”

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POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _ but is that good news

“While there has been a recent decline in real per capita provincial government health spending, total physician costs have continued to rise.”

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POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _but is that good news

“Just how big is the increase in the number of health specials? The number of specialists per Canadian has almost doubled since 1981.”

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POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _but is that good news

“We don’t have measures in place to evaluate whether increasing the specialist health workforce is always the best investment of our health care dollars.”

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POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _but is that good news

“Without appropriate measurement of health care outcomes, we cannot know if cost control measures affect the quality of care.”

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