Health care delivery

Health care delivery

Health care in Canada 2010

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English
Translated Title: 
Les soins de santé au Canada 2010
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Report found that the country could save up to $180 million a year if doctors consistently offered the most appropriate and most cost-effective procedures to their patients. Showed that there are vast discrepancies in the number of caesarian sections and hysterectomies performed in Canada, suggesting some of those procedures are not needed. Also found too many procedures are still being done despite evidence that indicates they don’t help patients, such as surgery for knee pain.  Highlights areas where efficiencies can be made in how medical treatments are delivered

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Contains tables.

Provincial Health Services Authority

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research

Part of BC's public health care system. It oversees the coordination and delivery of provincial programs and highly specialized health care services.

Primary Telephone: 
604-675-7400
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-708-2700
Street Address: 
700-1380 Burrard St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6Z 2H3

An open letter to WTO members

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English
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Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2002

This letter outlines Women and Health Protection's objections to efforts by the United States and other countries to limit the scope of diseases covered under the Doha Declaration of November 2001.

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Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health
WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 924154628 X

Social determinants of health: the Canadian facts

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Juha Mikkonen
Dennis Raphael
Publisher: 
York University
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

The primary factors that shape the health of Canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. This information – based on decades of research and hundreds of studies in Canada and elsewhere – is unfamiliar to most Canadians. Canadians are largely unaware that our health is shaped by how income and wealth is distributed, whether or not we are employed and if so, the working conditions we experience.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9780968348413

National health expenditure trends, 1975 to 2006

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
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.

Improving the health of Canadians: an introduction to health in urban places

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2006

Explores the patterns of health between and within Canadian cities as well as how the social and physical aspects of urban neighbourhoods and housing may be linked to people's overall health. It reviews the latest research, presents new analyses and explores relevant policies and programs.

How to survive our patchwork health care

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location.

Health care renewal in Canada: measuring up?

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how it is time to examine the collective capacity to measure the performance of health care systems across the country and suggests ways to strengthen transparency and accountability in health care.

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Gender and HIV/AIDS: the nuts and bolts of gender-based analysis

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents five health and community care programs that could benefit from gender-based analysis.

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