Wait times continue to drag health care outcomes down

It will take political courage to improve Canada's health care system

Wait times continue to drag health care outcomes downDownload this column on health care for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Aug 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I spent my life teaching actuarial science at a university. As a result, I calculated lots of numbers: averages, expected values, variances. But, they were only numbers. What I didn’t…

Healthcare reform needs citizens’ voice

Even those who are health literate are stymied because information about the potential benefits and harms of care is difficult to find

Healthcare reform needs citizens’ voiceDownload this column on healthcare reform for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Jeff Collins David Zitner and Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies HALIFAX, NS, Aug 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canadians want better healthcare, but participation in health system reform is difficult. Ordinary citizens and governments are…

Trump missed the mark on Canada’s healthcare

Canada's healthcare system a model to be avoided

Trump missed the mark on Canada’s healthcareDownload this column on healthcare for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Jason Clemens and Bacchus Barua The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Aug. 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As is often the case in U.S. politics, Canada’s healthcare system was raised during the recent Republican debate as a functioning alternative…

The value of time lost while waiting for treatment in Canada

High economic cost for patients and the economy

The value of time lost while waiting for treatment in CanadaDownload this column on waiting for treatment in Canada for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, CALGARY OUT VANCOUVER, BC Jul 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Imagine being told you need medical treatment, but have to wait for more than two months before you can get it.…

BC needs to fully embrace private sector healthcare delivery

The government monopoly is clearly failing British Columbians

BC needs to fully embrace private sector healthcare deliveryDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE VANCOUVER, BC Jun 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - British Columbia’s health ministry recently announced it will invest $10 million to increase surgical capacity, with an eye on reducing wait times. Part of the plan involves contracting some surgeries out to private clinics, which now become temporary…

Healthcare check delivers mixed results

There’s a lot of room for improvement in the Canadian health system

Healthcare check delivers mixed resultsDownload Healthcare checkup delivers mixed results for your publication or website LONDON, ON May 15, 2015 /Troy Media/ - Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians. A new report provides both encouraging news and areas in need of attention. A report released by the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) follows…

Wait times in Canada longer than health report suggests

While wait times have stabilized, they have done so at an historically high of about 18.2 weeks – almost twice as long as in 1993

Wait times in Canada longer than health report suggestsYou know things are bad when the best you can say is “at least it hasn’t gotten any worse.” That, essentially, is the main takeaway from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s updated report on wait times for healthcare in Canada. The media seems to have taken the bait, though, seemingly content with CIHI’s news…

How to eliminate MRI wait lists in the Alberta health system

And save millions of dollars a year in the process

How to eliminate MRI wait lists in the Alberta health systemTHIS CONTENT IS FREE to use in your publication or on your website. Download now. CALGARY, AB, Jan 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Value for money appears to be finally getting the attention it merits as Alberta’s new health minister, Stephen Mandel, takes the reins of the portfolio that is close to consuming 50 per…
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