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Access to health care services in Canada: January to December 2005  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-575-XIE/82-575-XIE2006002.pdf
Provides results on patients' experiences waiting for care in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The world health report 2004: changing history  
http://www.who.int/whr/2004/en/
Argues that tackling HIV/AIDS is the world’s most urgent public health challenge. Calls for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy that links prevention, treatment, care and long-term support. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care  
http://www.omhrc.gov/cultural/cultural18.htm
Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Social determinants of health: the Canadian facts  
http://www.thecanadianfacts.org/The_Canadian_Facts.pdf

The primary factors that shape the health of Canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. This information – based on decades of research and hundreds of studies in Canada and elsewhere – is unfamiliar to most Canadians. Canadians are largely unaware that our health is shaped by how income and wealth is distributed, whether or not we are employed and if so, the working conditions we experience.

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Published: May 2010
Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/women_and_girls/924154628x/en/index.html

The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims.

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Published: January 2003
An open letter to WTO members  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/wto_letter.html

This letter outlines Women and Health Protection's objections to efforts by the United States and other countries to limit the scope of diseases covered under the Doha Declaration of November 2001.

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Published: 2002
Health care in Canada 2010  
http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/en/Document/health+system+performance/indicators/performance/RELEASE_16DEC10

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