Archive for the ‘Throw Back Thursday (TBT)’ Category

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – In June 2009 World Health & Population covers Household Use of Inpatient Healthcare Services in India

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

In India, accessibility of healthcare remains a major challenge. At the macro level social, administrative, geographical and cultural factors all converge to influence health-seeking behaviour and access to health services. At the household level, cost is a major deterrent for poor people. This includes also so-called hidden costs such as transportation, loss of working time, [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Soccer/Football References in celebration of the TFC playing in the MLS final on Saturday

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

World Cup and Posing the Wrong Questions – July 2014 The World Cup and Heart Health – July 2014

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Morris Barer describes the Journey to a Journal in Healthcare Policy’s first issue September 2005.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Emphasis at that meeting was placed on the need for a forum for good applied work that would find an apt audience among Canadian policy makers and managers (Health Affairs and Canadian Public Policy were offered up as potential models, with the need to accept papers in both official languages also receiving emphasis). The absence of a quality [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Dot Pringle Stirs the pot with her 2005 editorial “Waiting Lists? What Waiting Lists? Not Nursing’s Problem.”

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Editor in Chief Dorothy Pringle encourages nurses to become part of the healthcare policy conversation regarding wait lists. “Can the waiting-list problem be resolved without nursing’s involvement and input? Some of the backlogs seemingly could. Nurses have little to contribute to reducing MRI waiting lists, but it is hard to imagine that the hip and [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – October 2013 Healthcare Papers asks Is Public Health Ready to Participate in the Transformation of the Healthcare System?

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

John Millar, Ted Bruce, Siu Mee Cheng, Richard Masse and David McKeown invite discussion about the healthcare system in Canada, and if it is undergoing significant transformation in response to three major interrelated pressures; First, the overall burden of illness is rising as indicated by increasing rates of obesity; Second, patients are getting poor quality [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – HealthAchieve 2006

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Justin Trudeau spoke, George Smitherman was Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hilary Short was CEO of OHA, The GTA Rehab Network and The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario tied to both win the Ted Freedman Award (sponsored by Accenture) and Dr. Ginette Rodger was the Recipient of the Nursing Leadership Award (sponsored by Johnson [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – October 2005 Healthcare Quarterly presents its 1st Special Issue on Patient Safety

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Guest Editor Ross Baker introduces a number of cases on Patient Safety, topics including Nurturing a Patient Safety Culture, Identifying and Reducing Risk, Medication Safety, Developing Information for Improving Safety, Designing an Agenda for Change and Disclosure and Accountability. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/399

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Healthcare Papers 5(1) 2004 covers Regionalization: Making Sense of the Canadian Experience

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Steven Lewis and Denise Kouri address 4 questions. What, conceptually, is regionalization in healthcare, and what distinguishes it as a structure? How was regionalization intended to contribute to the achievement of the goals for the health system articulated in the 1980s and 1990s? How has regionalization been implemented in Canada, and how have these factors [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – In 2007 Catherine Zahn comments on An Inconvenient Truth: A Sustainable Healthcare System Requires Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Transformation

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Applying a Prism: The Spectrum of a Sustainable Healthcare System Ms. Zahn discusses how “seniors have insufficient community supports to remain independent in their homes. Vulnerable populations, such as the poor and those with chronic disease including mental illness, experience barriers to optimal functioning in society. Patients wait in ambulances because of emergency room overcrowding, [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – In 2014 Shirlee Sharkey comments on Understanding the Gap between Desire for and Use of Consumer Health Solutions

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

All Aboard! Ms. Sharkey discusses how as a society, we have fundamentally changed our behaviour in three areas related to technology through virtualization; enhanced information and communication; and self-service. “Think of these three constructs as boxcars linked to a long railway train. That train has left the station, and it is already moving along the [...]