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ABC of smoking cessation: economics of smoking cessation  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7445/947
Looks at the economic burdens of smoking caused by passive smoking and absenteeism. Reviews some of the economic aspects of smoking cessation. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Caring for profit: how corporations are taking over Canada's health care system
Explains how Canada's $77 billion/year health care industry is turning away from its original mandate of providing the best possible medical care to Canadians.
Published: 1998
Evaluation of cervical cytology  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat1.chapter.6794
Studies the accuracy of cervical cytology using conventional Pap smears and new technologies (thin-layer cytology, computer rescreening) for detecting cervical cancer and its precursors. (See Details)
Published: 1999
When tinkering is too much: a case study of incentives arising from Ontario's deinsurance of in vitro fertilization
Debates the de-insurance of in-vitro fertilization, questionning the decision of the Ontario Ministry of Health in 1994 to de-insure IVF except in cases of completely blocked fallopian tubes and the issue of privatization that it raises.
Published: 1998
Planning health human resources: lessons from around the world. An international comparative review  
http://www.chsrf.ca/final_research/commissioned_research/programs/pdf/bloor_report.pdf
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  
http://www.rand.org/publications/WP/WP139/
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?  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/cost-cout_e.html
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  
http://www.academyhealth.org/publications/glossary.pdf
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  
http://www.resource-allocation.com/content/2/1/3
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