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A Teaching Topic in Health Policy

Demand for Health Care Services in Canada

This topic discusses various factors that are changing the levels of demand for health care services in Canada, and discusses how these changes place pressure on the provincial health care systems. This topic addresses population aging, public health and the specific circumstances faced by particular populations including immigrants and Aboriginals.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5221): 

R. Evans, “Interpreting and Addressing Inequalities in Health: From Black to Acheson to Blair to ...?”. 2002

C. Hertzman & A. Siddiqi, “Tortoises 1, Hares 0: How Comparative Health Trends Between Canada and the United States Support a Long-term View of Policy and Health”, 2008, Healthcare Policy.

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs (Subcommittee on Population Health), A Healthy and Productive Canada: A Determinant of Health Approach (June 2009) at

Alan Maynard, “Why Do Folk Clutch at Straws When There is a Lifeboat at Hand?”, HealthcarePapers,2(4): 54-60 (available on line)

Source: PADM 5221 Syllabus, 2012

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