By Karen Born and Wendy Levinson Canadian health care, caring for seniors, Choosing Wisely Canada, healthcare, healthcare systems, long-term care, medications, over-medicated, seniors
Canadians are living longer than ever, and we are also taking more medications than ever before. And this can make us sicker, not healthier. A report released last week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that one in four seniors in Canada are taking 10 or more medications. That’s a total of 1.6 […]
By Nick Mohtadi Alberta, Alberta health minister, Alberta’s private MRI clinics, back pain, Choosing Wisely Canada, efficiency, Health care costs, Health care costs and spending, medial tests, MRI wait list, Stephen Mandel, unecessary tests, wait times
Value for money appears to be finally getting the attention it merits as Alberta’s new health minister, Stephen Mandel, takes the reins of the portfolio that is close to consuming 50% of the province’s operating budget.
By Ann Silversides aging population, boomers, Canada, Choosing Wisely Canada, demographics, health care, Healthcare Costs and Spending, seniors
For decades, health care researchers have been writing about the implications of the aging of the demographic bulge produced by the boom-bust sequence. Despite some scare mongering commentaries in the media, there won’t be a sudden, overwhelming impact on health care costs.