(This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of EvidenceNetwork.ca moderates a panel with Dr. Colleen Flood and Dr. Ivy Bourgeault on how academics could, and should, work with the mainstream media to raise the level of evidence on important policy issues. Dr. Colleen Flood is Associate Vice-President, Research (interim) and Professor […]
Canada’s healthcare system has brains and money, but it’s still not performing well. Find out how a new generation of Canadian academics can use management skills to improve health outcomes across the country. Adalsteinn Brown is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana Chair […]
Nav Persaud says a national drug plan would save lives, save money, and encourage better prescribing habits. So what are we waiting for? Nav Persaud is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a physician and associate scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Interview by Neeta das McMurtry for EvidenceNetwork.ca SaveSave
Medical frailty already affects over one million Canadians. It can be expensive and upsetting for frail people and their loved ones. Dr. John Muscedere explains how Canada’s healthcare system can better support frail people, who are typically elderly and more vulnerable. Find out how better healthcare for people who are medically frail also improves care for people who are younger and have more […]
Canada has an opioid problem and it’s more widespread than fentanyl on our streets: We are becoming increasingly dependent on doctor-prescribed opioids. Drs. Kate Smolina and Kim Rutherford explain why and how to kick our prescription opioid habit. Kate Smolina is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Population […]
Think back to the last time you filled a prescription. Now think back to who paid for that.
One in four people in Canada care for a loved one, friend or neighbour.
Political scientist Shannon Sampert says not enough is being done to help the group of Canadians who are most likely to die by suicide — men, especially those who are middle-aged.
Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a geriatrician in Halifax and Researcher with the Canadian FRAILTY NETWORK says that an ageist attitude is an underlying cause of unsuitable healthcare for older patients.
The suicide rate for men in Canada is three to four times higher than women.
This rate increases even more in certain subgroups such as gay men, indigenous men or veterans.