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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
When tinkering is too much: a case study of incentives arising from Ontario's deinsurance of in vitro fertilization
Debates the de-insurance of in-vitro fertilization, questionning the decision of the Ontario Ministry of Health in 1994 to de-insure IVF except in cases of completely blocked fallopian tubes and the issue of privatization that it raises.
Published: 1998
Planning health human resources: lessons from around the world. An international comparative review  
http://www.chsrf.ca/final_research/commissioned_research/programs/pdf/bloor_report.pdf
Highlights the results of a review of healthcare systems done in five countries: Australia, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.  (See Details)
Published: 2003
Financing health care for women with disabilities  
http://www.rand.org/publications/WP/WP139/
Describes the major financial issues affecting access to health care for women with disabilities in the United States and presents recommended strategies to address those issues. (See Details)
Published: 2003