The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)
The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) was created to respond to the reality that Canada’s current public health care system is fiscally unsustainable. With health care costs now consuming more than 40 per cent of all provincial government expenditures—a number that will soar as the years tick by—the fact is that we will not be able to preserve, let alone improve, the quality of our health care without major reforms.
Under this program, The Conference Board of Canada researches and analyzes the full range of issues, and options for solutions, for both governments and employers. This dual focus sets this initiative apart from other health care research, as does its scope. The research framework includes health care systemic challenges, as well as challenges related to institutional and professional competencies, and to governance. We leverage the quantitative analysis skills of our economic and forecast analysis team, together with the organizational performance and public policy expertise in other divisions of the Conference Board.
Smoking Cessation and the Workplace
It is hoped that by demonstrating the strong connection between smoking and its adverse impact on health care costs and the Canadian economy, the series will make the case for more employer investment in smoking cessation programs for employees.
- Briefing 1- Profile of Tobacco Smokers in Canada, Carole Stonebridge, Fares Bournajm, April 2013
This briefing provides a profile of smokers in Canada with a special emphasis on smoking in the workplace - it examines the prevalence of smoking by key variables such as income, education levels, industry, and occupation. The briefing also examines the current cessation aids and programs used by smokers who are attempting to quit.
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- Media Release (en Français)
Improving Value in Hospitals Through Process Management, Vince Thomson, John Thomson, March 2013
Based on case studies, this projet illustrates how hospital processed can be changed to provide more effective health care and cost reduction.
Health Matters: An Economic Perspective
The collective health of Canadians impacts the sustainability of the health care system as well as the country’s economic performance. Measures must be taken to mitigate the potentially negative effects of an aging Canadian population.
Health Care in Canada: An Economic Growth Engine
This series will enable better understanding how demand and supply for health services impacts on the economy.
The Inconvenient Truths About Canadian Health Care, Daniel Muzyka, Glen Hodgson, and Gabriela Prada, November 2012
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- Improving Primary Health Care Through Colllaboration: Briefing 3—Health and Economic Impact of IPC Teams
- Sustainability—What Does This Mean for Canada's Health and Health Care Systems?
- Health Care in Canada: An Economic Growth Engine: Briefing 2—International Trade and Investment in Health
- Enhancing the Role of Home and Community Care Over the Next Twenty Years
- Benchmarking Health Care System Performance: Briefing 2—Provincial Benchmarking
- Smoking Cessation and the Workplace: Briefing 1—Footprint of Smokers in Canada
- Managing the Drivers of Absenteeism and Lost Productivity
- Healthy Active Living in Canada
- Improving Health Care Delivery Through Process Management