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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.

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...
Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare in 2016
January 20, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for...
Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada
January 19, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada,” authors Åke...
Measuring Outcomes in the Canadian Health Sector: Driving Better Value from Healthcare
November 12, 2015 - Irfan Dhalla, Jeremy Veillard, Niek Klazinga and Omid Fekri
While Canada has a well-established tradition of transparency and accountability for health-system performance comparisons, few measures of outcomes are reported, according to a new report from the C...
Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock
October 21, 2015 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
An expanded federal role in financing pharmacare would set the stage for wider coverage and greater cooperation in drug pricing, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Feasible...
Busby, Blomqvist - Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (I)
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby and Åke Blomqvist To: Canadian Drug Purchasers Date: December 11, 2017 Re: Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (I) In the interests of consumer protection, the Patented...
Farah Omran - Life after OHIP+
Intelligence Memos
From: Farah Omran To: Canada’s healthcare officials and policymakers Date: October 25, 2017 Re: Life after OHIP+ Ontario’s 2017 budget announced a universal drug program for youth under the age of 25...
Rosalie Wyonch - Canada’s Food Guide - Building on Shaky Foundations
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor Date: October 3, 2017 Re: Canada’s Food Guide - Building on Shaky Foundations The federal government is in the final stages of its...
 L’affaire des médecins disparus du Québec : comment améliorer l’accès aux soins
Research
En dépit du fait que la province compte plus de médecins de famille par tête que bien d’autres endroits, le Québec accuse du retard par rapport à l’Ontario et à l’Europe occidentale en ce qui...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
Research
Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...
05 Oct 2017
Oct
05
  • High Stakes: Legalizing Cannabis in Canada
Roundtable Luncheon with The Hon. Anne McLellan, John Fowler and Russell Stanley
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
25 May 2017
May
25
  • Inside Access: The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare
Conference Call with Åke Blomqvist, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Conference Call
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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

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