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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

The U.S. health care system is not a universally accessible system – it is a publicly and privately-funded patchwork of fragmented systems and programs. Insured Americans are covered by both public and private health insurance, with a majority covered by private insurance plans through their employers.

Will senior care break the bank?

Will senior care break the bank?

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.

Will senior care in Canada break the bank?

Will senior care in Canada break the bank?

We have to integrate homecare within a more flexible funding system so that people can be kept at home if they choose — and receive the care they need.

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

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

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?

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

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?

Will senior care break the bank?

Will senior care break the bank?

“Our aging population is going to contribute to an increase in healthcare costs, but it is not going to be the major driver of healthcare spending.” Michael Grignon, Professor, Departments of Economics and Health, Aging & Society, McMaster University Listen to the Podcast: Will senior care in Canada break the bank?        DOWNLOAD […]

Will senior care break the bank?

Will senior care break the bank?

Our aging population is not a tsunami, but a slow moving demographic shift. We have time to prepare but we need to get started

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