About the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

Get the App

The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare

Share

-A A +A
May 23, 2017
The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare

The current methods of paying healthcare providers do not encourage systematic consideration of cost-effectiveness in the selection of treatment or new technologies, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare, authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby analyze the role of healthcare technology and innovation as drivers of the nation’s productivity performance, and find that a more efficient healthcare sector could be an important source of productivity growth for Canada.

Author(s):

Åke Blomqvist, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Åke Blomqvist
Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research
Colin Busby

Connect with Us

© 2014 C.D. Howe Institute. All Rights Reserved.

Connect with Us

© 2014 C.D. Howe Institute. All Rights Reserved.