Ontario likely has enough doctors — if we make better use of our other health workers

Ontario likely has enough doctors — if we make better use of our other health workers

Does Ontario have enough doctors?  This question may have a surprising answer for some: yes, we may have enough doctors.  How is this possible when many don’t have a doctor or wait days, weeks or even months for a medical appointment? We have more doctors than ever before, but many aren’t located where we need […]

Winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer

Winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer

Saskatchewan doctors now checking the fiscal health of patients

Pamela Cowan, Regina Leader-Post

Thinking outside the lab

Thinking outside the lab

Recently, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrated the fact that the average lifespan of Canadians has increased by more than 30 years since the early 1900s. That’s something we can all celebrate.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

As the population ages, there is a growing belief that a tsunami of elderly patients will bankrupt the healthcare system, but evidence shows that this is a misconception.

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?

As the population ages, experts say that the current institutional model of care needs to change to better support aging patients.

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?

The recent negotiations between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Government highlight the complex relationship between physicians and health spending.

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty? Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty?  Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients

While the link between poverty and poor health outcomes is well established, experts say that many health care providers feel unequipped to intervene. Nancy McPherson, a Population Health Analyst, says that one solution is for health practitioners to diagnose and treat poverty, like any other physical condition. An immediate step is to encourage patients to […]

Early interventions require a new means of social investment

Early interventions require a new means of social investment

Investing in social programs improves social conditions and, as a consequence, improves people’s lives. That’s fairly obvious. What hasn’t always been as obvious, however, is that such social spending doesn’t tend to come at the cost of economic growth.

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