Support for use of health data is conditional on whether the use has public benefits.
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There are concerns about how health data are used, but research shows support for uses with public benefits by health-care providers, governments, health-system planners and university-based researchers.
Immigration might be making it easier for doctors to enter New Zealand, but if the licensing process doesn’t change we still risk losing much-needed skills to other countries.
Hospitals are struggling, with ambulances ramping outside emergency departments and patients facing long waits for care. But doing more of the same won’t fix the problem.
Adding more beds won’t fix emergency department pressures. Neither will one-size-fits-all processes. But improving patient flow and addressing staff shortages might.
Health-care workers protest over stalled contract negotiations with the provincial government in Montréal in October 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
To prevent a shortage of health workers, public expressions of appreciation need to be backed by policies that provide dignity, decent working conditions, accountability and appropriate remuneration.
Paramedics walk gurneys back to a multi-patient transport bus at Kingston General Hospital on April 30 after dropping off COVID-19 patients from the Toronto area.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
The need to transfer 2,500 COVID-19 patients around Ontario, and bring in extra doctors from other provinces, exposes two fallacies about Canada’s health-care system.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Mental health stigma does not only exist at the level of individuals, but also at a structural level that affects care within our health system.
Structural stigma is in the rules, policies and procedures of organizations and society. It’s reflected in systems that treat people with mental illness as less treatable or less deserving of care.
Flowers sit on a bench in front of Orchard Villa care home in Pickering, Ont. on April 27, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
People living in long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Canada. A new report analyzing long-term care around the world assesses Canada’s pandemic performance.
Americans without bank accounts may have delays in financial aid.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic’s economic downturn hits.
Fear of contracting coronavirus in hospital means people could be suffering in silence at home without getting the essential care they need.
Training is necessary to equip health workers to deal with climate change risks.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Health professionals must work effectively in a team.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.