Archive for March, 2012

Cross-National Comparisons Yield a Blueprint for Achieving Health Equity by Arjumand Siddiqi

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Equity – a blog Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of healthcare investments—the [...]

Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2012 (Disclosure for 2011): Hospitals and Boards of Public Health

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The information contained in these pages is a copy of the official documents of these organizations. Since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act does not specify the language in which these documents need to be prepared, the Ministry of Finance publishes these documents in the original language in which they were prepared and presented to [...]

Class Warfare | Longwoods eLetter March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Quote “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” (Warren Buffett, five years ago.) Robert G. Evans demonstrated how Canada’s Medicare will be casualty in the class war. Essay Today’s ambitious private-funding campaigns require very large gifts from donors with the financial capacity and inclination [...]

A Business Case for Equity in Health? by Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Equity – a blog Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of healthcare investments—the [...]

Tools for Change | Longwoods eLetter March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Quote “. . . pain and discomfort prevent the daily activities of fully one-quarter of people in the lowest income group. . .” Commentary from Bob Gardner, the Wellesley Institute. Essay Why any change to the NHS is always opposed Off the Cuff CMA supports patient-based funding model. Funding models to improve patient care. Advice [...]

National Health Insurance

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The National Health Insurance (NHI) is a financing system that will make sure that all citizens of South Africa (and legal long-term residents) are provided with essential healthcare, regardless of their employment status and ability to make a direct monetary contribution to the NHI Fund. Why does South Africa need national health insurance? Healthcare is [...]

National Health Service (England)

Monday, March 19th, 2012

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The NHS Logo for England Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a NHS hospital. The National Health Service or NHS is the publicly funded healthcare system in England. It is both the largest and oldest single-payer healthcare system in the world. It is able to function in the way that it [...]

Towards a Health Equity Roadmap

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Equity – a blog Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of healthcare investments—the [...]

Executive Compensation – BC | Longwoods eLetter March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Quote “The biggest obstacles to reducing health inequities may very well be nihilism, inertia, and insufficient commitment.” Dr. Arlene Bierman explains in Getting serious about reducing inequities in health and healthcare Essay Will operate for food: The implications of physician unemployment Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia What Ontarians (and their Auditor General) Should be Asking About [...]

Alberta Health Organizational Structure 2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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