Archive for April, 2014

Leading Hospitalization Costs in Acute Inpatient Facilities in 2012–2013

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

How much do acute inpatient hospitalizations cost in Canada? The cost of acute inpatient hospitalizations in Canada in 2012–2013 was $24.4 billion.* This includes the costs incurred by hospitals to provide services but excludes physician fees. Below are the five major clinical categories (MCCs) with the highest costs in 2012–2013. MCCs use diagnosis codes to [...]

We won’t have Medicare II without federal leadership

Monday, April 14th, 2014

— Himelfarb by opseudiablogue Alex Himelfarb understands the 2004 10-year health better than most. At the time it was negotiated, he was the highest ranking civil servant in Ottawa. The $41.3 billion Accord was supposed to fix health care for a generation. It would reduce wait times, provide catastrophic coverage for costly prescription drugs, focus on [...]

T.C. Douglas: a pictorial biography

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Now in the Longwoods Library: signed copy of T.C. Douglas: a pictorial biography.