Search Resources (English): Health care economics

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ABC of smoking cessation: economics of smoking cessation
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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