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    Identifying optimal treatment approaches for people with multimorbidity in Ontario

    Multimorbidity is part of the daily life of a growing number of Ontarians who must manage multiple chronic conditions. As Fortin et al. observed, “patients with multiple conditions are the rule rather than the exception in primary care.” Multimorbidity not only has a significant impact on healthcare ...

    Examining the coverage of pharmacogenetic tests and use of pharmacogenetic information at the population level

    Our jurisdictional scan yielded no information about phamacogenetic tests that are publicly covered at the population level for select conditions across the jurisdictions reviewed. However, in reviewing the literature, we did find one primary study that examined coverage policies for individual pharmacog...

    Fostering an organizational culture supportive of evidence-informed policymaking

    We identified a total of 21 relevant documents by searching Health Systems Evidence and running targeted searches in PubMed, with the search strategy for these databases detailed in Box 2. A document was included when it directly addressed the question posed for this rapid synthesis (i.e., it was specifi...

    Changing practice to achieve equity in Ontario's education sector

    Ontario is home to people from more than 200 countries who speak more than 130 languages. Multiculturalism, human rights and diversity are core values embraced in the province.(1) The public education system can play a crucial role in supporting these core values by transcending socio-economic and ethno-...

    Examining the public provision and funding of PET-CT Imaging for non-cancer Indications

    Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (better known as PET-CT) has revolutionized medical diagnosis since the first commercial systems reached the market in the early 2000s.(1) This advanced nuclear imaging technique combines a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner and an X-ray computed...

    identifying tax benefits or incentives to reduce poverty among older adults

    Poverty reduction measures are an important approach to improving health and well-being.(2) A recent survey found that poverty among older adults was lower in 20 out of 35 OECD countries when compared to the population as a whole.(3) In Canada, while the prevalence of low income among older adults has de...

    Creating a rapid-learning health system in Ontario

    Ontario has both a health system and a research system that are increasingly putting patients and rapid learning and improvement at their centre. For the health system, a recent notable example of such efforts was the Patients First Act 2016 which, among other things, mandated the creation of Patient and...

    Fostering K-12 students' global competencies

    The environment in which children are growing up today is very different than that of previous generations. There has been tremendous innovation in how society operates, with the rapid expansion of technology, globalization of businesses, new careers and opportunities, and increasingly diverse communitie...

    Supporting professional learning approaches to foster global competencies in K-12 education

    Education is key to equipping individuals with the necessary skills to meaningfully contribute to society.(1) Rapid developments in technology, workforce changes and the effects of globalization mean that societies are evolving at a faster than ever pace. Responsive education systems are needed to proper...