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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (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...
Ottawa’s tax moves reveal sad state of doctor compensation: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Physicians, especially those in Ontario, are furious at the federal government's proposed changes to small-business taxation. The federal changes follow successive unilateral fee decreases imposed by...
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...
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...

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