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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.


Today’s ambitious private-funding campaigns require very large gifts from donors with the financial capacity and inclination to support them. Contributors of these large gifts require solid evidence that their investment is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, government investment.

Off the Cuff

Developing Health System Surge Capacity: Community Efforts in Jeopardy by Laurie E. Felland, Aaron Katz, Allison Liebhaber and Genna Cohen

•    Communities Plan for Range of Emergencies
•    Funding Drives Many Surge Capacity Activities
•    Planning, Coordination Key
•    Stockpiling Supplies
•    Strategies to Create Space
•    Stretching Staff
•    Controlling Demand for Hospital Services
•    Implications
•    Notes
•    Data Source and Funding Acknowledgement

From CNFU: Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership is releasing a special issue entitled Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses – the Research to Action Project: pilot projects in nine provinces and one territory to implement evidence-based strategies to improve workplaces and increase the retention and recruitment of nurses. View the journal online

Ethics of Resource Allocation: Dimensions for … – Longwoods.com
… having forced your organization to undergo one more round of cost-cutting. … It is also unlikely that a hospital’s budget can fulfill all demands …

Canadians Reject Possible Cuts to Health and Medical Research…

Early Retirement Among RNs: Estimating the Size of the Problem in Canada: Linda O’Brien-Pallas, Chris Alksnis, Sping Wang, Stephen Birch, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Francine Anne Roy and Paul Sajan

Strangulation or Rationalization? Costs and Access in Canadian Hospitals. Morris L. Barer, Steven G. Morgan and Robert G. Evans

A Business Case for Equity in Health?

Ontario’s Transformation Agenda, Matthew Anderson and Dr. Danielle Martin.

Healthcare Quarterly
Annual Performance Appraisal: One Organization’s Process and Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes

Healthcare Papers
Internationally Educated Health Professionals: Workforce Integration and Retention

Nursing Leadership
British Columbia: Improving Retention and Recruitment in Smaller Communities

Healthcare Policy
Enhancing Leadership and Governance Competencies to Strengthen Health Systems in Nigeria

Electronic Healthcare
Québec’s e-Health Journey – Assessing the Path Forward

World Health and Population
Reducing Maternal Mortality in Senegal


Injury snapshot released for Ontario communities
Harper Government helps tackle tuberculosis in Nunavut
New Diagnostic for TB Introduced by Health Ministers
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre and Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Collaborate on Whole-Person Cancer-care Education
Extreme Startups Launches Canada’s Premier Startup Accelerator Program


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Dr. David Goldbloom to Chair of the Board of Directors for The Mental Health Commission of Canada
John Bouza to Executive Director for Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, ON
Jennifer Jasechko to Chief Development Officer Broadmead Care Society, Victoria, BC
Mary Ann Buffam to Vice-President, Resource Development and Communication for Save the Children, Toronto, ON
Dr. Paul Khairy, (Montreal Heart Institute), to president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD).
Roger Kishi to St. Joseph’s General Hospital Board, Comox, BC
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This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 9:30 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.