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National gender economic costing group  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Reports on a research group that is developing a model and methodology for the gendered economic costing of various diseases, illnesses and experiences specifically related to women's health.

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Published: 2000
Profit or non-profit: are hospitals selling out?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98profit.html

Discusses the trend of hospitals to generate alternative sources of revenue to offset funding reductions by provincial governments.

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Published: 1998
Tales from the other drug wars  
http://www.chspr.ubc.ca/files/publications/2000/12thHPconf.pdf

Explores how the pharmaceutical industry encourages certain types of research that do not cure but require patients to remain on medication long term.

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Published: 2000
Private funding of medical and hospital services: opinion

Examines key arguments in favour of private funding of medical and hospital services in light of current knowledge.

Published: 2003
Responses to anti-abortion arguments about funding and health issues

Suggests responses for anti-abortion arguments about funding and health issues, including the so-called "post abortion syndrome," low birth rates, danger of the procedure, and its link with breast cancer.

Waiting in the wings: how for-profit health corporations are planning to cash-in on the privatization of Medicare in Canada  
http://www.polarisinstitute.org/pubs/pubs_waiting_in_the_wings.pdf

Discusses the rise of the for-profit healthcare industry in Canada. Identifies the corporations behind these industries, and exposes their track records in delivering healthcare services.

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Published: 2002
Health care utilization among women who have undergone breast implant surgery  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/hcubreastimplants.pdf

Demonstrates that women who have or have had breast implants experience more hospitalizations and visit doctors and specialists significantly more than women who had not undergone implantation surgery.

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Published: 2003
Health care priority setting: principles, practice and challenges  
http://www.resource-allocation.com/content/2/1/3
Examines one economic approach to priority setting which has gained momentum in practice over the last three decades: program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA). (See Details)
Published: 2004
The devil in the details: some conclusions about how funding changes translate into financial incentives in the Canadian health
Argues that contextual factors highly determine how individuals and organizations interpret, feel motivated by, and act in response to funding arrangements.
Published: 1996
The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence  
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/economic_dimensions/en/
Examines the economic dimensions of interpersonal violence in a variety of socioeconomic and cultural settings, and the effects of economic conditions such as poverty, income inequality, structural adjustment, and social investment. (See Details)
Published: 2004