Frailty a better gauge for health-care funding

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model – and consider the precise and evidence-based concept of frailty instead

Frailty a better gauge for health-care fundingBy John Muscedere and Samir Sinha EvidenceNetwork.ca KINGSTON, TORONTO, Ont. July 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Canada's per capita health funding formula fails to address the clear and growing need created by our frail population. When the previous Health Accord expired in 2014, the Conservative government unilaterally established [popup url="http://umanitoba.ca/outreach/evidencenetwork/archives/26746" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]a new funding model[/popup] for federal health…

Moving Canada toward a true health care accord

Health minister Jane Philpott has an opportunity to improve the health care system. But will she take it?

Moving Canada toward a true health care accord//  health care  health care [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/moving-canada-toward-a-true-health-care-accord/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/health-lifestyle/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]health care[/popup] and the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Trudeau government[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] SASKATOON, Sask. Jan 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - This week Canada's Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, will meet…

More money for health care is not the answer

Any new accord needs to address particular regional concerns with a distinct contract between Ottawa and each province

More money for health care is not the answer//  health care [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/more-money-for-health-care-is-not-the-answer/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/health-lifestyle/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]health care[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Jan 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In the Speech from the Throne and since, the Trudeau government has clearly said it is ready to re-engage with the…

Canada needs to better manage health care system’s workforce

A new health accord must include the establishment of a dedicated health workforce agency

Canada needs to better manage health care system’s workforce//  health care  health care [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/canada-needs-to-better-manage-health-care-systems-workforce/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-lifestyle/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]health care[/popup] system  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Jan. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The growing talk of a new health care accord between the federal government and the provinces and territories is great…

The death of timely health care in Canada

The current system forces Canadian patients to wait too long for medically necessary care

The death of timely health care in Canada//  health care, wait times  health care, wait times [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/the-death-of-timely-health-care-in-canada/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/health-lifestyle/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]health care[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/wait-times/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]wait times[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Dec 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A few days ago the Fraser Institute released…

Integrate physical and mental health services for better care

Individuals with both psychiatric and medical illnesses can't get the care they need it because of the way health services are delivered

Integrate physical and mental health services for better careDownload this column on mental health for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Sanjeev Sockalingam and Paul Kurdyak Expert Advisors EvidenceNetwork.ca TORONTO, ON Nov 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Our health system often puts mental and physical health into distinct silos of care, yet no such mind-body separation exists in actual patients. Many individuals…

Four steps to improving health care in Canada

Achieving these four goals can lead to the next, necessary evolution in health care

Four steps to improving health care in CanadaDownload this column on health care for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Aug 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Health care is under the purview of provinces in Canada, but health leadership – setting big picture goals, helping achieve best practices across the country, and providing long-term, sustainable funding…

Future of Canadian healthcare system at a crossroads

Doctors of BC election for president a battle between which values – profit or public good – will guide the profession

Future of Canadian healthcare system at a crossroadsDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE By Vanessa Brcic Family physician and Ryan Meili Expert Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca VANCOUVER, BC, and SASKATOON, SK Jun 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Normally provincial medical association elections are not national news. The one vote difference between first and second place in the race for president of…

Don’t weep over the end of the 2004 Canada health accord

It didn’t lead to any major changes in healthcare outcomes anyway

Don’t weep over the end of the 2004 Canada health accordVANCOUVER, BC, Apr 16, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The 2004 federal-provincial health accord recently completed its 10-year run, and expired on schedule. Though heralded at the time of its signing as a landmark agreement that would solve many of the wait times issues plaguing Canada’s healthcare system, in retrospect it achieved very little and was…

The demise of the Canada Health Accord a failure of leadership

The federal government is making a bad situation worse

The demise of the Canada Health Accord a failure of leadershipSASKATOON, SK, Apr 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Amid the clamour and confusion surrounding the end of the multi-billion dollar Canada Health Accord and the future of health transfers from federal to provincial governments, there has occurred a quieter, and perhaps more significant, certainty. The Health Council of Canada is officially no more. Now this…