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Who will care for Canada's seniors?

care models. This model of care is operating in the Champlain and North East Local Health Integration Networks, where nurses or other health care professionals are trained to perform comprehensive…

Looking back on our biggest stories of 2015

…timely as ever. 3) Faces of Health Care: Lucas In 2015, we launched a brand-new feature: Faces of Health Care, which was made possible thanks to the help of our…

Ten reasons why the refugee health care cuts are a bad idea

…Worse health outcomes for refugees. Numerous health organizations and health professionals have expressed their concern over the impact of proposed cuts on the health status of refugees. A Wellesley Institute…

Is Ontario’s reliance on donations to fund hospital infrastructure fair and sustainable?

…$10 billion was spent on health care capital expenditures in Canada. This accounted for approximately 5% of all health spending. Investment in health care infrastructure is important to maintain a…

Why do so many nursing home residents end up in emergency departments?

care to patients in long-term care (LTC) facilities. In Nova Scotia, a program called Care By Design “has been heralded as one of the leading models,” says Forbes. Barry Clarke,…

Cycle Time – the new wait time?

…better way to measure health care performance for patients like Bill, his care providers and the taxpayers funding his care. I suggest that we adopt cycle time as a key…

Values in health care

…current or desired state for health care systems and the delivery of care. One discussion I do not hear frequently enough is a discussion of values in health care. I’m…

“Re-chartering” The OMA/government relationship

Health Act. Section 12(1) of that Act provides that, in order to satisfy the accessibility criterion, the health care insurance plan of a province “must provide for reasonable compensation for…

We have the communication technology – let’s use it!

…delivery. This is made abundantly clear in the Health Council of Canada’s Progress Report 2013: Health Care Renewal in Canada; an impressive report that captures the essence of where we…

What Canada can learn from Sweden's health registry system

…public. There’s widespread belief that the registries are crucial to the success of the healthcare system. Related articles OPINION: Does collecting data take away from patient care? Missing the target…

Debt and health care

The fiscal health of the province should not be cured by detrimental changes to the health of Ontarians. The rhetoric of rising health care costs and a population aging ‘crisis’…

A crisis of leadership on Ebola

faces of SARS” mostly by accident. Once it was understood how widespread Toronto cases were in several hospitals, the Ontario government sent its public health and public safety bureaucrats to…

Stigma around dementia prevents people from accessing health care

…cases where patients with early-stage dementia are deemed ineligible for health care services, like rehabilitation care or even surgery, as doctors believe the person will die soon. (Alzheimer’s disease progresses…

Public health in Ontario: What it does, and what might change

care system. And if you want better integration, says Cushman, “maybe you have to bust up the model.” The relationship between public health and the health care system Another commonly…

Are home care complaints being heard?

…the client and family, and coordinate care, are often too stretched to provide much orientation to home care, Fraser notes that the number of home care case managers has remained…

The risk of workplace violence for home care providers

…Ontario Health Care Health and Safety Committee, created under section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), has been working on improving workplace safety in health care, but…

Prevention or intervention? On walking away from the health care system

…which health treatments I invest in, and what I am willing to give up in order to do so. Our government funded health care system faces similar choices, as it…

Better coordination among primary and mental health care is desperately needed

full_width_block related_faces_post 1 Mental health care has been repeatedly identified as an area requiring improvement within the health system. In Canada, only 7% of publicly funded health care spending is…

The military provides health care to its members, but not their families

1 Many health care providers are unaware that military families are divided in the way they access health care—that is to say, each family is divided. Members of the Canadian…

What it's really like to die at home in Ontario

…on their mental health; 38 percent reported negative effects on their physical health. And there can be financial strains. Health Quality Ontario puts the average cost to caregivers who provide…

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