Search Resources (English): Health care economics

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A woman's guide to health care debates
Provides a guide that is intended to help women sort through some of the numbers and terms related to health policy, health economics, and health care reform, so they too can be part of an informed discussion on planning for care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A disease-based comparison of health systems : what is best and at what cost?
Provides a collection of papers that examine health expenditures, ageing, technology and outcomes, and other issues of health system performance.
Published: 2003
The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence
Examines the economic dimensions of interpersonal violence in a variety of socioeconomic and cultural settings, and the effects of economic conditions such as poverty, income inequality, structural adjustment, and social investment. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The many meanings of money: a health policy analysis framework for understanding financial incentives
Argues that health funding reforms based on a “reward-punishment” or behaviourist models often fail to change the behaviour of organizations and individuals.
Published: 1996
Adding it up: the benefits of investing in sexual and reproductive health care
Makes the case for increased funding for sexual and reproductive health care by illustrating the impact of investments in STI prevention, maternal health, and contraceptive services. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The cost of homophobia: literature review of the economic impact of homophobia on Canada
Review research related to the negative results of homophobia on gays, lesbians and bisexuals (GLB), and the economic impact of such negative effects. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Moving rocks: block funding in Prince Edward Island as an incentive for cross-sectional reallocations among human services
Analyzes a case where the provincial government of Prince Edward Island (PEI), in 1993, introduced block funding to five Health and Community Service Regional Boards for all human services except education.
Published: 1996
Skill-mix and policy change in the health workforce: nurses in advanced roles
Examines the evidence on role change and delegation from physicans to advance practice nurses in terms of costs and benefits, cost-effectiveness and other outcomes. (See Details)
Published: 2004
A tale of two provinces: a case study of physician expenditure caps as financial incentives
Examines Alberta and Nova Scotia’s experiences with physician expenditure caps.
Published: 1996
Myth: an ounce of prevention buys a pound of cure
Demonstrates that the evidence does not support the broader argument that prevention and promotion will always save money. (See Details)
Published: 2003