Health Care

— Feb 8, 2018
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Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting: Endangering Public Health, Society, and the Economy

Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting: Endangering Public Health, Society, and the Economy finds that counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs pose a real risk to Canadians because they are showing up in brick-and-mortar pharmacies, not just on the street and online, and counterfeiting medicines in Canada could be worth up to $89 million a year.

— Jan 18, 2018
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The Supply of Physicians in Canada: Projections and Assessment

The Supply of Physicians in Canada: Projections and Assessment finds the number of doctors per capita in Canada lags far behind other developed countries in the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, and Canada likely won’t close the gap in the coming years. In 2015, Canada had 2.7 doctors per 1,000 people—almost 20 per cent lower than the 3.4 per 1,000 person average for the OECD.

— Dec 7, 2017
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Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2017 Report

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2017 finds that wait times for medically necessary treatment hit a new record in 2017 at 21.2 weeks—the longest ever recorded. The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, finds Ontario again recorded the shortest wait time at 15.4 weeks—nearly four months—and New Brunswick recorded the longest wait time at 41.7 weeks.

— Nov 15, 2017
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The Impact of Interprovincial Migration of Seniors on Provincial Health Care Spending

The Impact of Interprovincial Migration of Seniors on Provincial Health Care Spending finds that migrating seniors have increased B.C.’s health-care costs by more than $7.0 billion over the past 36 years, while effectively saving Quebec $6.0 billion. That’s because Canadians pay most of their lifetime taxes during their working lives, but consume most of their health-care costs after they retire. B.C. and five other provinces saw a net inflow of seniors since 1980, while Quebec and the other provinces saw a net outflow.

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