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Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

Despite all the hype, the aging population adds a little less than one percent to the cost of healthcare per year.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

The major increase in costs for our healthcare system comes from wage increases, the use of new and more expensive technologies and other factors, but not as a result of an aging population.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Neena Chappell

Our health system is designed for a younger population and to treat acute illnesses. Yes we have an aging population that suffers primarily from chronic conditions best treated under a home care model.

Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker
By Margaret McGregor and Lisa Ronald

Late last year, a large trans-national insurance company, Anbang, announced its intention to purchase a majority interest in Retirement Concepts, a Canadian for-profit nursing home chain.

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

The Health Minister should craft a new federal arrangement for health funding based on age — but should go one step further and include the more precise and evidence-based concept of “frailty”.”

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

Our health system is scrambling to meet the needs of older individuals with multiple, simultaneous and often inter-related health and social issues that threaten their independence — the essence of frailty.

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

Frailty is a better determinant of health outcomes and healthcare utilization than age alone

Will senior care in Canada break the bank? Will senior care break the bank?
By Michel Grignon

Approximately 20 percent of Canadians are one day going to need some form of high cost, long-term care. We need to have a publicly funded plan in place.

From Robyn Tamblyn, Evidence Network’s recent collection of health policy news articles
By Robyn Tamblyn

What are the characteristics of health and health care policies that are likely to lead to better health for Canadians and a more effective and less costly health care system?

From David Dodge, What are the characteristics of health and health care policies?
By David Dodge

What are the characteristics of health and health care policies that are likely to lead to better health for Canadians and a more effective and less costly health care system?


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