January 2017

Private Health Insurance: An International Overview and Considerations for Canada

In Chaoulli the Supreme Court narrowly struck down provisions under Quebec law that prohibited the purchase of private health insurance for government - insured physician and hospital services

January 2017

Healthcare - How We Live, Environment - Where We Live, and Economy - How We Make A Living

In earlier society we separated human health the economy and the environment into neat boxes each divorced from the other with separate ways of thinking communicating and funding their solutions

January 2017

Health Quality in Canada: a cup half full

We would expect Canada, as one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with per capita health expenditures among the highest of its peer countries, and cherishing a publicly funded ...

November 2016

Getting the Foundations Right: Alberta's Approach to Healthcare Reform         

Alberta is a relatively high-spending province in terms of age–gender adjusted per capita public health expenditure (based on CIHI data). But its health-adjusted life expectancy is below the Canadian average, ...

November 2016

Mount Sinai Hospital’s Approach to Ontario’s Health System Funding Reform     

Mount Sinai Hospital recognized that moving from global funding to a “patient-based” model would have substantial operational and clinical implications. This article outlines the hospital’s approach and highlights key lessons ...

November 2016

Frailty a better gauge for healthcare funding

The Trudeau government should craft a new arrangement for health-care funding based on the precise and evidence-based concept of frailty

September 2016

Checklist to Meet Ethical and Legal Obligations to Critically Ill Patients at the End of Life     

Despite improvements in communication, errors in end-of-life care continue to be made. For example, healthcare professionals may take direction from the wrong substitute decision-maker, or from family members when the ...

September 2016

Legal Developments in End-of-Life Issues     

The Supreme Court of Canada in its October 2013 judgment in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli, provides an opinion that can arguably be relied on anywhere in Canada to deter efforts to ...

September 2016

Transfers of LTC Residents to Hospital EDs: An Ethics Quality Improvement Project to Minimize Non-beneficial and Unwanted Hospital Transfers and Maximize System Efficiency     

The authors describe three quality improvement projects intended to ensure LTC residents received the care they want and that benefits them.

July 2016

A Better Prescription: Advice for a National Strategy on Pharmaceutical Policy in Canada         

Canada needs a national strategy to fulfill its obligation to ensure universal access to necessary healthcare, including prescription drugs. Building on published research and international frameworks, the authors propose that ...


Law & Governance

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