Longwoods Publishing Corporation 

Peggy Leatt, BScN, MSHA, PhD
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC


Jennifer Zelmer, BSc, MA, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, University of Victoria

Senior Editor

François Béland, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Administration, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Member, Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé (GRIS), Co-Director, Groupe de recherche Université de Montréal-Université McGill sur les personnes âgées, Montréal, QC


Roger Chafe, PhD
Director of Pediatric Research and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Raisa Deber, PhD
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Mark Dobrow, PhD
Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Eric Latimer, PhD
Researcher, Douglas Institute
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Joel Lexchin, MSc, MD
Professor and Associate Chair, School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Emergency Department, University Health Network, Toronto, ON

Claude Sicotte, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Administration, Faculty of medicine, University of Montreal, Researcher, Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé (GRIS), Montréal, QC

Contributing Editor

Steven Lewis
President, Access Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon, SK, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, University of Calgary & Simon Fraser University

Editorial Advisory Board

Toni Ashton
Associate Professor Health Economics, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

Luc Boileau, MD, MSc, FRCPC
President and Chief Executive Officer, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Montréal, QC

Philip Davies
Government Social Research Unit, London, UK

Michael Decter
Founding and Former Chair, Health Council of Canada, Toronto, ON

Robert G. Evans
Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Member, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Kenneth Fyke
Victoria, BC

Stefan Greß
Department of Health Sciences, University of Applied SciencesFulda, Germany

Chris Ham
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Health Services Management Centre, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Paul Lamarche
Professor, Departments of Health Administration & Social and Preventive Medicine, Director, GRIS, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

David Levine
Président directeur général, Agence de développement de réseaux locaux de services de santé et de services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, Montréal, QC

Chris Lovelace
Senior Manager, World Bank, Kyrgyz Republic Country Office, Central Asia Human Development, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Theodore R. Marmor
Professor of Public Policy and Management, Professor of Political Science, Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT

Vicente Ortún
Economics and Business Department and Research Center on Health and Economics (CRES), Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Robin Osborn
Vice President and Director, International Program in Health Policy and Practice, Commonwealth Fund, New York, USA

Dorothy Pringle
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Marc Renaud
Lisbon, Portugal (on sabbatical)

Jean Rochon
Expert associé, Systèmes de soins et services, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Sainte-Foy, QC

Noralou P. Roos
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Richard Saltman
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Hon. Hugh D. Segal, CM
Senator, Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds, Ottawa, ON

Alan Wolfson
South Africa


Editorial Director

Dianne Foster-Kent

Managing Editor

Ania Bogacka


W. Anton Hart

Associate Publisher

Rebecca Hart

Associate Publisher/Administration

Barbara Marshall

Associate Publisher

Susan Hale

Associate Publisher

Matthew Hart

Design and Production

Antony Bickenson

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