Search Resources (English): Health services utilization, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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New Brunswick women's health initative project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving3.pdf

Examines health care services for rural women. Reports on results of a pilot needs study with adult women who have considerable interaction with the health care system.

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Published: 2000
Affirming immigrant women's health: building inclusive health policy  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving7.pdf

Examines the experiences and perceptions of these women in relation to the factors that influence their health, health maintenance behaviours and the health services they use.

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Published: 2000
Out in the cold: the context of lesbian health in Northern British Columbia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/out-in-the-cold.pdf

Illustrates the impact of an anti-lesbian/anti-gay social climate and its permeation into health care services.

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Published: 2001
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
Health care utilization and gender: a pilot study using the BC linked Health Database  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/health-care-utilization.pdf

Examines whether there are differences between women and men in the utilization of selected services, and determines if any such differences might be explained by differences in sex, family composition and/or socioeconomic status, in relation to gender. Evaluates the feasibility of using the BC Linked Health Database for gender-based analyses. Demonstrates that it is possible to use the databases to construct variables to examine the gender-related impact of selected social determinants such as family composition and socioeconomic status on the use of health services.

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Published: 2001
First Nations women's encounters with mainstream health care services and systems  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/first-nations-womens.pdf

Reports on an investigation of First Nations women’s encounters with mainstream health care services in a small reserve community in northern British Columbia.

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Published: 2000
Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to black Nova Scotians  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/black-womens-health.pdf

Addresses the gaps in policy and research in Black women’s health in Nova Scotia, by reviewing historical and racial factors through a combination of literature searches and workshop discussion. Provides recommendations for policy, education, research, and community capacity building are made based on the information presented in the report.

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Published: 2001
Anishinaabe ik-we mino-aie-win: Aboriginal women's health issues: a holistic perspective on wellness  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/abWoHealthBentFull.pdf
Examines and identifies aspects of health and wellness that are unique to Aboriginal women, as well as stories about their experiences with the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to Black Nova Scotians  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving24.pdf
Summary of research findings. Synthesizes litterature relevant to the health of African Canadians living in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2001