Privatization

Privatization

Don't swallow everything you hear about private clinics and wait times

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ghislaine Alleyne
Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Debates for-profit health care as a solution to health care waiting lists, and examines the implications for women.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Public solutions to health care wait lists

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Author: 
Michael Rachlis
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that, before going private, Canadians would do well to consider public sector solutions.

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ISBN 0886274680
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Includes bibliographical references.

October 2005: Supreme Court jeopardizes women's right to health

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English
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Abby Lippman
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the direct and indirect effects of a 2005 Supreme Court decision on private health insurance and services on women.

The pains of privatization: how contracting out hurts health support workers, their families, and health care

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Stinson
Nancy Pollack
Marcy Cohen
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines the impact of privatization on cleaning and food service jobs and workers in the health care system in British Columbia.

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ISBN 0886274141
NNEWH HERF.S75 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Myth: a parallel private system would reduce waiting times in the public system: busted again!

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Mythbusters
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that parallel private systems do not cut
public waiting lists-in fact, research evidence
shows they appear to lengthen waits for healthcare in public systems.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Myth: for-profit ownership of facilities would lead to a more efficient healthcare system

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Mythbusters
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that waiting lists and costs are not reduced with private for-profit contracts.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Privatization, law, and the challenge to feminism

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English
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Paper
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Brenda Cossman (ed.)
Judy Fudge (ed.)
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University of Toronto Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the role of law in privatization projects across policy areas ranging from fiscal and labour policy through family, welfare, and immigration law.

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FEMN.P75 2002
ISBN 0802085091
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Includes bibliographical references.

Trade agreements, the health-care sector and women's health

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English
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Author: 
Teresa L. Cyrus
Lori J. Curtis
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the effects that Canada's trade agreements may have on the health of Canadian women.

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HEAP.C97 2004
ISBN 0662682777
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les accords commerciaux, le secteur des soins de santé et la santé des femmes.

Health reform: cutting costs at patients' and workers' expense. Hospitals need to heed the lessons of Florence Nightingale

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Author: 
Pat Armstrong
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the contracting out of "non-health care work" to private companies and how this can negatively impact on care received in hospitals.

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ISSN 14800039

Women's healthcare jobs threatened by privatizaiton. British Columbia: a case in point

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Marjorie Griffin Cohen
Marcy Cohen
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the impact of British Columbia's decision to privatize health support jobs, a female-dominated workforce.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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