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Planning health human resources: lessons from around the world. An international comparative review
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
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
The introduction of public funding for midwifery in Ontario: interpreting the meaning of the financial incentives
Explores various stakeholders' reactions to midwifery funding schemes.
Published: 1996
Outdoor air pollution and your health : what's the cost?
Highlights the relationship between the negative impact air pollution has on health and the economic cost this produces for Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Glossary of terms commonly used in health care
Provides a lexicon of health care terms and concepts, divided into three sections: health care delivery and financing terms; epidemiological and statistical terms; and, accounting and economic terms. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Health care priority setting: principles, practice and challenges
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
A woman's guide to health care debates
Provides a guide that is intended to help women sort through some of the numbers and terms related to health policy, health economics, and health care reform, so they too can be part of an informed discussion on planning for care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A disease-based comparison of health systems : what is best and at what cost?
Provides a collection of papers that examine health expenditures, ageing, technology and outcomes, and other issues of health system performance.
Published: 2003
The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence
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
Health care in Canada 2010

Report found that the country could save up to $180 million a year if doctors consistently offered the most appropriate and most cost-effective procedures to their patients. Showed that there are vast discrepancies in the number of caesarian sections and hysterectomies performed in Canada, suggesting some of those procedures are not needed. Also found too many procedures are still being done despite evidence that indicates they don’t help patients, such as surgery for knee pain.  Highlights areas where efficiencies can be made in how medical treatments are delivered

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Published: 2010