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Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis


  • New PhD in Health Policy unique in Canada

    27 Nov 2007

    McMaster University has launched a new PhD program unique in Canada to train leaders in the field of health policy.
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  • Ethical challenges faced by relief workers subject of study

    09 Nov 2007

    Health care professionals offering humanitarian aid in conditions of disaster or extreme deprivation often face difficult ethical challenges that they would never encounter in traditional health care settings of developed nations.
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  • Making hospital performance measurements count

    01 Nov 2007

    The role that performance measurements can play in changing and improving public health care will be discussed at the November monthly CHEPA seminar.
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  • Symposium to examine health policy scholarship

    01 Nov 2007

    The current state of health policy scholarship in Canada and ideas for its growth and advancement will be discussed at a one-day symposium organized by the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis.
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  • Yale health policy researcher to give seminar

    24 Oct 2007

    The problems encountered in a medicare system that tries to empower consumers by maximizing their options for health care will be discussed at a CHEPA-sponsored seminar on Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m.
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  • Impact of retiree health benefits examined

    18 Oct 2007

    The impact of the decline in employer-sponsored health benefits for retirees will be the focus of a seminar jointly sponsored by CHEPA and McMaster’s Department of Economics on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
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  • CHEPA welcomes visiting international scholars

    03 Oct 2007

    CHEPA faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from three international visiting scholars this fall.
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  • Tarride granted Career Scientist Award from MOHLTC

    18 Sep 2007

    CHEPA member Jean-Eric Tarride, of the Program for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH), has been named a recipient of a 2007 Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
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  • Lecture to examine pharma cost crisis

    06 Sep 2007

    The reasons for Canada’s growing pharmaceutical cost crisis and methods to address it will be examined at the 16th Annual Labelle Lectureship on Oct. 3.
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  • Lavis, Hurley receive CIHR operating grants

    16 Jul 2007

    Two CHEPA members have received operating grants in the most recent competition from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Both projects aim to provide health care managers and policy makers with research evidence that will better inform their decisions about health care policy and funding allocations.
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  • CHEPA members active at conferences

    27 Jun 2007

    CHEPA faculty members Julia Abelson, Ivy Bourgeault, Mita Giacomini and Jerry Hurley along with emeritus faculty member Brian Hutchison and Primary Care Research Associate Gillian Mulvale all gave presentations at the mid-June conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR). For presentation details click here.
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  • Research challenges in unfamiliar cultures

    12 Jun 2007

    The difficulties faced when conducting health policy research in countries and cultures unfamiliar to the researchers will be discussed at the CHEPA Monthly Seminar on June 20.
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  • CHEPA fellowship, studentship awards announced

    22 May 2007

    Resource allocation methods to reduce wait times, incorporating ethics into health technology assessment (HTA) and the composition of the health care provider labour force in Canada are topics that will be pursued by CHEPA student award recipients in 2007.
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  • New Zealand’s health system subject of seminar

    09 May 2007

    In 2001, New Zealand adopted a decentralized system for purchasing and providing health services. A total of 21 district health boards were established, with the responsibility of providing health services directly and purchasing services from non-government providers for the populations within the geographically-defined areas.
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  • CHEPA hosts professors from New Zealand, Wales

    20 Apr 2007

    Two researchers from abroad are spending time working with CHEPA faculty this spring to learn more about the Canadian health care system and the health economics and policy research conducted by CHEPA members.
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  • Examining the real cost of Canada’s health care system

    11 Apr 2007

    When it comes to Canada’s health care system, there’s one thing for certain: the cost is always going up. But exactly how much do Canada and its provinces spend on universal health care?
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  • Birch, Eyles lead study on inequities in South Africa

    22 Mar 2007

    Two CHEPA members are leading one of 13 international research projects that pair Canadians with researchers in developing nations to find practical and sustainable solutions to global health problems.
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