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This area covers the impact of policies affecting Canadians’ health and long-term care choices and outcomes, for example regarding access to and quality of care, funding arrangements and incentives, pharmaceuticals policies, intergenerational equity considerations, and the impact of these choices on the public purse.

In Need of a Booster: How to Improve Childhood Vaccination Coverage in Canada
April 27, 2017 - Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran
A vocal few Canadians hold anti-vaccine views, but they are not the main reason for insufficient childhood vaccination coverage across Canada, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “In...
Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need
January 17, 2017 - Jason Sutherland and Erik Hellsten
Canada needs to break down payment silos for more effective healthcare, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need...
Healthcare Spending Decelerating? Not so Fast!
September 7, 2016 - William B.P. Robson
Revised estimates for 2014 healthcare spending growth show increases larger than initially reported – which continues a worrisome trend, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Healthcare Spending...
Hold the Applause: Why Provincial Restraint on Healthcare Spending Might Not Last
August 9, 2016 - Colin Busby and Livio Di Matteo
There is no clear evidence that a lasting period of health spending restraint is underway, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Hold the Applause: Why Provincial Restraint on...
The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model
July 6, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent initiatives...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Colin Busby - Who is to Blame for Insufficient Vaccination Coverage among Canadian Children?
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby To: Provincial and Federal Ministries of Health and Public Health Agencies Date: April 24, 2017 Re: Who is to Blame for Insufficient Vaccination Coverage among Canadian Children? In...
Breaking Down Canada’s Health-Care Silos: More Money Isn’t the Answer: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Since December, Canadians have been treated to the spectacle of provincial and territorial health ministers squabbling with their federal counterparts for more health-care dollars. As they argue over...
Bill Robson - Fairer Taxation of Canadians’ Medical Expenses
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s Minister of Finance From: Bill Robson Date: January 23, 2017 Re: Fairer Taxation of Canadians’ Medical Expenses Your government is reviewing many aspects of Canada’s tax system,...
Besoin d’un rappel? Comment améliorer la couverture vaccinale des enfants au Canada
Research
Quelques Canadiens très bruyants s’opposent à la vaccination, mais ils ne constituent pas la principale raison de l’insuffisance de la couverture vaccinale, selon un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C.D...
Le rapport Naylor et les politiques en matière de santé : le Canada a besoin d’un nouveau modèle
Research
Le gouvernement fédéral devrait reconnaître le succès limité des tentatives précédentes de réforme des soins de santé par l’entremise de transferts conditionnels aux provinces et se pencher plutôt...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Research
Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
19 Jan 2017
Jan
19
  • Inside Access: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need
Conference Call with Jason Sutherland, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC Faculty of Medicine; and Erik Hellsten, Manager of Strategy, Quality Standards, Health Quality Ontario
Conference Call
Thursday, January 19, 2017,
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
17 Jan 2017
Jan
17
  • Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
Roundtable Luncheon - The Patients First Act: A Vision for Accountable Care
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, January 17, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
14 Sep 2016
Sep
14
  • Canada’s Innovation Agenda: Maximizing Canada’s Economic Potential to Win the Next Century
Roundtable Luncheon with Colin Busby, Valerie Walker, and Derek Newton
Ottawa
Wednesday, September 14, 2016,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson

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