By Danyaal Raza blood, blood products, Canada, Canada Health Act, Canadian healthcare, Canadian Plasma Resources, federally register, Health Canada, Health system, patients, plasma, plasma donor, public regulator, regulations to healthcare
A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press and the Huffington Post As the snow begins to fall and the mercury begins to drop, Health Canada has found itself in some hot water. The trouble has been years in the making — since at least 2013. That was when Canadian Plasma […]
By Kapil Khimdas and Danyaal Raza aging, aging population, Canada, Canada Health Act, Health system, home care, long-term housing, Patient's First Act
It’s time to organize care in communities so that patients stay healthier and fewer need expensive hospital treatment It’s no secret: Ontario is getting older. The number of seniors in our province has been steadily increasing and over the next twenty years, will double. Including factors like increased use of health services and evolving technology, […]
By Paul Armstrong and Carol Herbert Canada Health Act, Canadian Academy of Heath Sciences, Canadian research, CIHR, Federal support, Health system, heathcare, Minister of Science, research
A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe & Mail, Huffington Post and the Brandon Sun With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our current government has been staking much on an “innovation economy” — if the regular speeches by various ministries are anything to go […]
By Allison B. Dart and Mariette J. Chartier Canada's healthcare sytem, diabetes, first nations, health, Health system, high blood pressure, hospitalization, kidney failure, mental health issues, vulnerable population
As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.
By André Picard, Canada, Doctor, health, health care, Health policy, Health system, healthcare, medicare, patient, physician, Podcasts
We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system This convocation speech was delivered to graduating MDs at the University of Manitoba on the receipt of an honorary doctorate on May 14, 2015. André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff […]
By EvidenceNetwork.ca access to health care, EvidenceNetwork, Health journalism, Health system, International health systems, journalist, non-partisan resource
(Winnipeg, MB) Nine health journalists from seven countries are now available as a free resource for journalists covering health systems and health policy issues from around the world.
By Stephen Duckett Alberta, Canada, Health system, healthcare, lab contracts, Obamacare, private funding of helathcare, privatisation, public-private
A decision by the Alberta Health Services last month seemed innocuous enough — to swap the tender for laboratory services from a United States-based transnational corporation to an Australian one — but it provoked a furore of discontent.
By Danielle Martin and Steve Morgan Canada, Canadian health care, Health system, Pharmacare, Pharmaceutical policy, Prescription drug coverage, Prescription Drug Crisis, prescription drugs, universal pharmacare
Health Ministers from across Canada will gather in Banff to discuss issues of common interest and explore opportunities to work together. Pharmacare — a program that would see all prescription drug costs covered through a publicly funded system instead of out-of-pocket — will almost certainly be on the agenda.