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    Using non-medical home services to support older adults

    The number of Canadians aged 65 or older is expected to double within the next two decades, and the proportion of those over the age of 80 is expected to grow from 27.5% in 2012 to 32% in 2036.(1; 2) This trend holds true in British Columbia (which is where the request came from for this synthesis) where...

    Supporting advances in quality in health systems

    As noted by the Health Council of Canada in 2013, there are many definitions of quality in healthcare, but a common conception of it is “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional kn...

    Identifying the effects of using telecommunications technology to provide clinical care at a distance

    A number of current pressures on the health system, including an aging population, increased prevalence of chronic and co-morbid conditions, and increasing focus on patient self-management and patientcentred care, are driving interest in delivering care in new ways. With technology playing an increasingl...

    Examining capital acquisition models for advanced diagnostic imaging

    Total expenditure on health and long-term care is rising across Canada and is predicted to continue rising over the next decade.(1) The increased need for public resources to be allocated to this sector is straining government budgets and represents a major area of public concern.(1) This strain is felt ...

    Examining the costs and cost-effectiveness of policies for reducing alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption is currently the world's third largest risk factor for disease, attributable for 5.1% of the global burden of disease, with clear links to conditions such as neuropsychiatric disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, intentional injuries, unintentional injuries, cardiovascular dis...

    Enhancing health promotion and disease prevention in networked primary care

    Health systems are moving away from traditional primary care (e.g., by increasingly shifting to group practice and interprofessional teams rather than solo practice primary-care providers), which is often siloed and results in barriers to timely access to care.(1) The Ministry of Health of British Columb...

    Supporting parents in making informed decisions in relation to their children’s health needs

    Momentum for patient and caregiver engagement in health and social care is growing across Ontario.(1) This is evidenced by a number of recently released strategies and frameworks highlighting the importance of involving Ontarians in their own care as informed consumers of health and social services. One ...

    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...

    Determining the features of person-centred models of care that patients value

    Providing care that is person-centred is a key goal for provincial and territorial health systems in Canada.(1) This is demonstrated by a number of provinces having recently put forward legislation or key strategies working towards this aim. For example, in 2014, the Ministry of Health of British Columbi...