Améliorer notre système de soins de santé permettrait de sauver des milliers de vies chaque année

Améliorer notre système de soins de santé permettrait de sauver des milliers de vies chaque année

Lorsqu’un système de soins de santé ne peut pas exploiter les ressources à sa disposition de façon optimale, les conséquences peuvent être désastreuses, et c’est exactement ce qui se produit dans le système de santé canadien.

L’échec de la transformation des dépenses en santé : une occasion manquée

L’échec de la transformation des dépenses en santé : une occasion manquée

Le rythme des dépenses dans le système de soins de santé public du Canada semble s’être ralenti, ce qui laisse entrevoir la possibilité, finalement, d’un infléchissement de la courbe des coûts en santé et d’une transformation réussie du système.

Thousands of lives could be saved every year by improving our health care system

Thousands of lives could be saved every year by improving our health care system

When a health care system cannot make the best use of resources at its disposal, consequences can be dire, and such is the case with the Canadian health system. A recent study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that between 12,600 and 24,500 deaths could be prevented each year in Canada if our health system were perfectly efficient

Backgrounder: Healthcare with user fees

Backgrounder: Healthcare with user fees

The most basic way of categorizing healthcare financing is to separate public and private healthcare costs. Public financing includes expenditures from any level of government (financed through taxation) as well as social insurance funds (these are much more widespread in European health care systems, although Workers’ Compensation Boards would be included here).

Backgrounder: Pharmaceutical policy in Canada

Backgrounder: Pharmaceutical policy in Canada

Pharmaceutical costs have been rising dramatically over the past three decades, both in real terms and as a component of health care spending. In 2012, Canadians spent $947 per capita a year on pharmaceuticals, up from $147 per capita in 1985.

Backgrounder: Obesity trends in Canada

Backgrounder: Obesity trends in Canada

The prevalence of obesity in Canada has substantially increased over the past 30 years. More than one in four Canadian adults have obesity and childhood obesity has tripled during the same time period. The obesity epidemic is one of the biggest health challenges facing Canadians today.

Backgrounder: Mental illness and addictions in Canada

Backgrounder: Mental illness and addictions in Canada

Mental illness and addictions take a toll that can be measured in human costs, healthcare costs and costs to society. Approximately one in five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction each year and 50% will experience one in their lifetime.

Backgrounder: Girls in Canada subject to dating violence, self-harm, low self-esteem, racial discrimination

Backgrounder: Girls in Canada subject to dating violence, self-harm, low self-esteem, racial discrimination

Despite advances over the years, girls in Canada face pressures — new and old — that limit their potential. Canadian statistics and research findings prove that the real-life challenges of girls have not been addressed — particularly for girls who are marginalized, such as immigrant, Indigenous, racialized, or rural girls.

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