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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.

Not Just for Kids: How to Improve Adult Vaccination Uptake in Canada
April 24, 2018 - Colin Busby
Despite clinical evidence showing the value of immunization, vaccination rates among adult Canadians are dangerously low, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Not Just for Kids...
Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
April 5, 2018 - William B.P. Robson
Preliminary figures show faster growth in the amounts governments are budgeting for healthcare over the past three years, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Healthcare Costs...
Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers
January 25, 2018 - Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly compared to peer countries according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its...
The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare
May 23, 2017 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
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....
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 “...
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...
Rosalie Wyonch - It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Cannabis-Concerned Canadians Date: April 20, 2018 Re: It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?  Two years ago, on April 20, Ottawa announced steps to legalize cannabis...
Rosalie Wyonch - Healthcare Spending: Ambition Exceeds Capacity
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Ontario Taxpayers Date: April 4, 2018 Re: Healthcare spending: ambition exceeds capacity Ontario’s 2018 budget - entitled “A Plan for Care and Opportunity” – focuses heavily...
Colin Busby - Bad to Worse in Healthcare: How the Provinces Rank Internationally
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby To: Provincial Ministers of Health Date: January 29, 2018 Re: Bad to Worse in Healthcare: How the Provinces Rank Internationally Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly...
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...
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...
21 Jun 2018
Jun
21
  • Cutting Through the Haze: Cannabis Retail and Distribution
Roundtable Luncheon with Dave Berry, Alexis Moulton and Matthew Zabloski
Calgary
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
12 Jun 2018
Jun
12
  • Preparing for an Aging Population: Is Ontario's Healthcare System Ready?
Roundtable Luncheon with Candace Chartier, Shirlee M. Sharkey and Dr. Samir Sinha
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
01 May 2018
May
01
  • Drug Pricing and the Appropriate Federal Role in Pharmacare
Webinar with Åke Blomqvist, Health Policy Scholar, C.D. Howe Institute; Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

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