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Gender-based analysis and wait times: new questions, new knowledge  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/genderWaitTimes.pdf

Demonstrate a gender-based analysis of wait times with respect to hip and knee replacements. Recommends that this model be applied to research and policy in other clinical areas and to the examination of wait times in general.

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Published: 2006
We're women, too: identifying barriers to gynecologic and breast health care of women with disabilities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/werewomentoo.pdf

Examines to what extent women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer, as well as what barriers prevent them from receiving this care Provides recommendations to help eliminate those.

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Published: 2003
Equitable access to healthcare, health promotion, and disease prevention for recent immigrant women living in Nova Scotia, Canad  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/equitable-access.pdf

Focuses on exploratory research with recent immigrant women in Nova Scotia and their experience with and access to health care. Based on a pilot exploratory study.

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Published: 2000
First Nations women's encounters with mainstream health care services and systems  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/first-nations-womens.pdf

Reports on an investigation of First Nations women’s encounters with mainstream health care services in a small reserve community in northern British Columbia.

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Published: 2000
Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series4.pdf

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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Published: 1999
Apprehensions: barriers to treatment for substance-using mothers  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/apprehensions.pdf

Examines barriers and supports encountered by women entering care at addictions services in Prince George and Vancouver.

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Published: 2001
Expanding access to safe abortion: strategies for action (Spanish)  
http://espanol.iwhc.org/docUploads/Access%5FSpanish.pdf
Provides information, in Spanish, to generate and support concerted efforts to end needless death, injury, and suffering from unsafe abortion. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Racial and ethnic inequities in access to medical care
Presents an issue of Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 57, Supp. 1). Produced as discussion papers for a policy roundtable held in Washington, DC called "Race, Ethnicity, and Medical Care: Improving Access in a Diverse Society." Encompasses three specific sets of information: key predictors of medical care use across racial and ethnic groups; a comprehensive review of the literature documenting racial and ethnic differences in access to medical treatments and procedures, and the importance of broader dissemination of information about racial disparities in the health system and the need for improved data collection.
Published: 2000
Los acuerdos comerciales internationales y la atención a la salud de la mujer
Describes the uprising difficulties due to the creation of the International Trade Agreement and its effect on women's access to healthcare. Details the effects of poverty and being unable to attain affordable, good quality medicines and healthcare.
Published: 2002
Towards a broader framework for understanding accessibility in Canadian health care  
http://www.cprn.com/en/doc.cfm?doc=1434
Provides a preliminary framework for understanding the host of factors that affect Canadians' ability to obtain a complete range of essential health services. (See Details)
Published: 2006