Archive for September, 2017

Physicians in Canada, 2016: CIHI Report released September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This report contains information on the supply of physicians in Canada, physician service utilization and payments to physicians that are administered through the provincial and territorial medical care plans. Data on the supply, demographics and mobility of physicians is as of  December 31, 2016. The service utilization and payments data is for fiscal year 2015–2016. [...]

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017 – Fraser Institute

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems provides an opportunity for policy makers and the general public to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Overall, the data examined suggest that, although Canada’s is among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, its performance is modest [...]

Opioid crisis having “significant” impact on Canada’s healthcare system: CIHI

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The federal government says at least 2,816 deaths in 2016 were linked to the opioid crisis and that number “will almost certainly” surpass 3,000 in 2017. Nearly three-quarters of the Canadians who died of opioid-related causes last year were male, while 84 per cent of the deaths involved another intoxicating substance such as alcohol, cocaine [...]