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Assessing new models for the delivery of medical services: inventory and synthesis  
http://www.physicianhr.ca/reports/hollander-e.pdf
Explores more than 100 different models developed in all regions of Canada in response to the tremendous pressures on the health care system brought about by many factors, including shortages of physicians in certain disciplines and regions of the country. The innovative models respond to the pressures by addressing a range of issues surrounding training, recruitment and retention, remuneration and an increasing desire among physicians for a balanced personal and professional life. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality  
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/minqualtp.htm
Systematically reviews the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. Focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations. Broadly examines any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looks more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations. (See Details)
Published: 2004
National health expenditure trends, 1975 to 2006  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_592_E&cw_topic=592&cw_rel=AR_31_E
Provides updated expenditure data by source of funds (sector) and use of funds (category) at the provincial/territorial level and for Canada. It also contains an overview with discussion on the trends of health care spending in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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