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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
Case study methodology for studying financial incentives in context
Describes an empirical method for the case study of financial incentives in health care systems.
Published: 1996
Financial incentives/disincentives in Canada's health system: volume 1: report
Presents the findings of a study which examined financial incentives in the health care system.
Published: 1996
Health care in Canada 2006  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_572_E&cw_topic=572&cw_rel=AR_43_E
Provides information on the performance of Canada's health care system, including short-term mortality rates following admission with a new heart attack and short-term mortality rates following admission with a new stroke. (See Details)
Published: 2006