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Equity and efficiency in 21st century health care subject of special CHEPA seminar

23 Sep 2012

The impact of primary health care delivery reforms in Quebec on both health care system efficiency and equity across population subgroups will be the subject of a special CHEPA seminar on Friday Sept. 28.

The Canadian health care system is transitioning from a focus on hospital-based, acute care to continuous, coordinated care for patients with chronic diseases. Providing high-quality care, promoting equity, and constraining costs all create challenges. Erin Strumpf, assistant professor in McGill's Department of Economics and Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, will present results from her evaluation of primary health care delivery reforms in Quebec in this context.

She will also discuss the potential that preventive health-care policies, including cancer screening and immunization programs, have to affect equity in health care.

Strumpf, PhD, holds a Research Scholar Career Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec. Her research in health economics focuses on measuring the causal impacts of health and health care policies on spending and health outcomes overall, and in inequalities across groups.

The seminar will take place Friday Sept. 28 in CRL B119, from 9:30 a.m. to 11. a.m.

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