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CHEPA seminars resume with a look at measuring health system efficiency

29 Aug 2013

The first CHEPA seminar of the new academic year will be held on Sept. 18, when Sara Allin, a senior researcher at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and CHEPA director Michel Grignon will describe measures used to examine health system efficiency in Canada.

The seminar, Measuring efficiency in Canada's health system, draws from a study conducted by CIHI in collaboration with Grignon and CHEPA research coordinator Li Wang.  This study brings together data on health spending and health outcomes at the regional level to examine health system efficiency in Canada using data envelopment analysis (DEA). It also explores the environmental and health system factors that help to explain variations in efficiency across the country.  

Allin is a senior researcher at CIHI, with the Canadian Population Health Initiative branch.  She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.  She completed her PhD in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and post-doctoral research at the University of Toronto and St Michael's Hospital. 

Grignon is the director of CHEPA and an associate professor in McMaster’s departments of Economics and of Health, Aging and Society. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Health Reform Observer – Observatoire des Réformes de Santé and is also an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Health Economics in Paris, France.

The seminar will be held Wednesday Sept. 18 from 12:30 in CRL B119, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The seminar will be available remotely for those who are unable to attend.


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