Tag Archives: Healthcare Costs and Spending

For colon cancer, the best screening test is likely the one you’re willing to do For colon cancer, the best screening test is likely the one you’re willing to do
By Tara Kiran
One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms
By Tara Kiran

Our study shows you get better care if you have a doctor who formally enrols patients, pools resources with colleagues to provide after hours care and takes responsibility for preventing and managing chronic disease.

One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms
By Tara Kiran

Primary care is considered the front door to our health care system. Whether you’re going for a general check-up or have just been diagnosed with cancer, your family doctor makes sure you get the tests, treatment and care you need.

POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _but is that good news Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever — but is that good news?
By Dr. Livio Di Matteo

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

POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _but is that good news Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever — but is that good news?
By Dr. Livio Di Matteo

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.

POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _ but is that good news Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever — but is that good news?
By Dr. Livio Di Matteo

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

POSTER_Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever _ but is that good news Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever — but is that good news?
By Dr. Livio Di Matteo

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

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

It’s time for Canada to think outside the lab — and invest more in public health and the research that supports it.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Ruth Lavergne and Kimberlyn McGrail

Our first point of contact with the health system — often referred to as ‘primary care’ — should result in prompt and efficient care for our general health concerns, and coordinate our journey through the system when we need more specialized care.

Time to re-think health care policy for the elderly
By Neena Chappell and Marcus J. Hollander

As the Canadian population continues to age, there is a need to revisit conventional thinking regarding the provision of health care services for seniors to ensure that the system is sustainable for all Canadians. There are a number of misperceptions in current thinking.


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