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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.

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...
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...
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...
William B.P. Robson - Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
Intelligence Memos
From: William Robson To: Provincial Finance Ministers and Taxpayers Date: December 13, 2017 Re: Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse The long-term sustainability of publicly...
Busby, Blomqvist - Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (II)
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby and Åke Blomqvist To: Canadian Drug Purchasers Date: December 12, 2017 Re: Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (II) Lost in media reports regarding headline numbers of...
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...
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  • Inside Access: Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers
Conference Call with Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:30 am to 11:00 am
23 Nov 2017
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  • Inside Access: The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer
Conference Call with Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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