Search Resources (English): Health care economics

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It's about access: informing the debate on public and private health care
Provides an insider's look at the mix between public and private delivery and funding of health care services in the Canadian system. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Gender dimensions of user fees: implications for women's utilization of health care
Looks at the implications of user fees for women's utilization of health care services, based on selected studies in Africa. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Forward to basics: promoting efficiency while preserving equity: proceedings of the 7th Canadian onference on health economics
Presents the proceedings of the 7th Canadian conference on health economics. Includes references.
Published: 1997
National health expenditure trends, 1975 to 2006
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
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
A futuristic nightmare

In this article Judy Darcy shares her vision of what life could be like under free trade. Illustrates the impact on social services and public programs. 


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Published: 1988