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    Engaging in priority setting about primary and integrated healthcare innovations in Canada

    Provincial and territorial ministries of health have made significant investments in primary healthcare reform over recent years to improve access, quality, continuity of care, cost, satisfaction and health outcomes. Interdisciplinary team-based care, networks with streamlined care pathways, the use of h...

    Identifying suicide prevention interventions

    We identified 95 systemic reviews evaluating suicide-prevention interventions in Canadian and intercional sources. The systematic reviews cover topics related to the full spectrum of suicide-prevention efforts that Scott and Guo (2012) outline in their overview of reviews, witch include three interrelate...

    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...

    Examining the impact of decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis for recreational use

    Cannabis is currently the world’s most used illicit psychoactive substance, with 2012 estimates showing that about 200 million people globally reported using it at least once.(1) In 2013, despite having been prohibited since the 1920s, Canada was the highest ranked country amongst all nations for rates...

    Examining the effects of value-based physician payment models

    Healthcare provider remuneration mechanisms are one of the key policy levers that decision-makers can harness to influence health-system performance.(1) In Canada, remunerating physicians is the second-largest source of public expenditures accounting for 21% of all health spending in the country.(2) With...

    Examining the impact of interprofessional training and patient engagement on falls prevention

    More than a third of those over the age of 65 fall each year, which can lead to devastating physical and mental health consequences including functional decline, decline in independence and self-efficacy, morbidity, quality of life and risk of prolonged hospitalization.(1) In Canada, falls are the number...

    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 ...

    Identifying the effects of home care on improving health outcomes, client satisfaction and health system sustainability

    Enhancing acess to home and community care has been established as a key priority across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada. A key reason for this is an aging population and the continued increases in the rates of chronic disease that are expected, which can often be effectively managed ...

    Understanding the use of and compensation for virtual-care services in primary care

    Provincial and territorial health systems across Canada continue to struggle with delivering timely access to primary-care services. In 2016, 74% of Canadians reported in the Commonwealth International Health Policy Survey that they received excellent or very good care from their regular doctor, which is...