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The library is a searchable online bilingual database of peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, as well as data resources on all matters related to health human resources within and concerning Canada.

Calgary's volunteer birth companion programs: Discovering stakeholder views

Continuous social support during childbirth has been demonstrated to yield positive health outcomes for mother and baby. Using a qualitative, multiple case study approach to discover stakeholder opinion regarding salient program features, two programs tha ...

Language:English
AuthorLagendyk L E
Year2001

Calling the shots, the influence of organized medicine on policymaking in Ontario and California, 1969-2000

The decision by the Ontario and California governments in the 1960s to establish government-sponsored programs of medical care insurance challenged the traditional guild model of medicine that entailed private, solo or small group practice, negotiated pay ...

Language:English
AuthorMcCrea-Logie J
Year2001

Can a "good death" be made better?: A preliminary evaluation of a patient-centred quality improvement strategy for severely ill in-patients

BACKGROUND: Prior studies attempting to improve end-of-life care have focused on specific outcomes deemed important to healthcare providers, with disappointing results. Improvement may be best achieved by identifying concerns important to individual patie ...

Language:English
AuthorPowis J, Etchells E, Martin D K, MacRae S K, Singer P A
Year2004

Can I see a nurse practitioner instead of a family doctor?

The question I’m having a hard time finding a family doctor. Would seeing a nurse practitioner be an acceptable substitute? The answer This is a personal decision that needs to be based on being comfortable with a primary care provider. With ...

Language:English
AuthorWijayasinghe Sheila
Year2012

Can international collaboration provide health human resources solutions?

Evidence indicates that lack of communication and collaboration between health providers can seriously harm patients. To solve these issues, we need to change how health services are delivered and how providers interact with each other. This project exami ...

Language:English
AuthorSuter E, Deutschlander S
Year2010

Can international medical graduates help solve Canada's shortage of rural physicians?

Increasing opportunities for IMGs to practise in the Canadian health care system has been suggested as a potential solution to help mitigate Canada’s shortage of rural physicians.5,9 Important con siderations include assessing the equivalency of medical t ...

Language:English
AuthorDove N
Year2009

Can interprofessional collaboration provide health human resources solutions? A knowledge synthesis

Many studies examine the impact of interprofessional (IP) interventions on various health practice and education outcomes. One significant gap is the lack of research on the effects of IP interventions on health human resource (HHR) outcomes. This project ...

Language:English
AuthorSuter E, Deutschlander S, Mickelson G, Nurani Z, Lait J, Harrison L, Jarvis-Selinger S, Bainbridge L, Achilles S, Ateah C, Ho K, Grymonpre R
Year2012

Can we use incident reports to detect hospital adverse events?

Background: The gold standard method to assess hospital adverse events (AEs) is retrospective chart review. A cheaper alternative is incident reports (IRs) routinely used by hospitals to note adverse outcomes or accidents experienced by patients. Yet litt ...

Language:English
AuthorBlais R, Derson B, Bartlett G, Tamblyn R
Year2008

Can't they get anything better? Home support workers call for change

A descriptive exploratory study examined the demographic characteristics and working conditions of home support workers in one Canadian province. Four hundred and sixty-three workers, a response rate of 43.5%, completed the Home Support Worker Survey, an ...

Language:English
AuthorNugent LS
Year2007

Canada and UK must stop taking African doctors

Canada must become selfsufficient in physician supply by increasing residency positions, quadrupling re-entry positions and launching long-term, pan-Canadian planning, delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s General Council decided Aug. 17.

Language:English
AuthorKatikireddi V
Year2005

Canada increasingly reliant on foreign-trained health professionals

For several years, Canada has been trying to cope with a chronic shortage of health professionals. Like many other developed nations with similar deficits in domestic health workers, poor human resources planning, an underinvestment in education and an ag ...

Language:English
AuthorHoag H
Year2008

Canada is losing 30% of new nurses, study says. They quit or go to US soon after graduation

Canadian nursing is in the midst of a staggering brain drain, with one in three nurses opting out of the profession or moving to the United States within three years of graduation, a study says.

Language:English
AuthorPicard A
Year2000

Canada may not need more doctors and nurses

This is an opinion piece from Troy Media discussing the issue of health human resource shortage in Canada and the idea of establishing an organization to collect health workforce data so informed decisions regarding health workforce planning could be made ...

Language:English
AuthorBourgeault I L, Barer M L
Year2012

Canada's doctors vote to discontinue financial support for CMAJ

Canada’s doctors have directed the Canadian Medical Association to craft a business plan for CMAJ in which physicians won’t have to pay a dime out of their own pockets to offset the decline in journal advertising revenues which ensued as a result of the e ...

Language:English
AuthorKondro W, Vogel L
Year2010

Canada's Health Care Providers 2007 Provincial Profiles | Profils provinciaux de 2007 des dispensateurs de soins du Canada

Canada's Health Care Providers 2007 Provincial Profiles provide comparable information on health care provider population trends for 10 provinces and nationwide for 24 health occupations in Canada. Produced annually, this latest bulletin maintains the con ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information / Institut Canadien d'information sur la santé
Year2009

Canada's Health Care Providers 2010 Provincial Profiles: A Look at 24 Health Occupations | Les Profils provinciaux de 2010 des dispensateurs de soins du Canada : un regard sur 24 professions de la santé

Canada's Health Care Providers 2010 Provincial Profiles provide comparable information on health care provider population trends for 10 provinces and nationwide for 24 health occupations in Canada. Produced annually, this latest bulletin maintains the con ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information / Institut Canadien d'information sur la santé
Year2012

Canada's Health Care Providers 2011 Provincial Profiles: A Look at 27 Health Professions | Les dispensateurs de soins de santé au Canada - profils provinciaux de 2011 : un regard sur 27 professions de la santé

Canada's Health Care Providers 2011 Provincial Profiles provide comparable information on health care provider population trends for 10 provinces and nationwide for 27 health occupations in Canada. Produced annually, this latest bulletin maintains the con ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information / Institut Canadien d'information sur la santé
Year2013

Canada's health care providers | Les dispensateurs de soins au Canada

Canada’s Health Care Providers draws on new data and analysis from CIHI, as well as research produced at local, regional, provincial, national, and international levels to explore what we know and don’t know about regulated, unregulated, and informal care ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanada Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Year2001

Canada's health care providers, 1997 to 2006, a reference guide | Les dispensateurs de soins de santé au Canada, de 1997 à 2006

This publication presents the most recent information from the Health Personnel Database (HPDB) at CIHI. The HPDB is the only national database of its kind that maintains information on such a broad scope of different health personnel in Canada. This y ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) | Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS)
Year2008

Canada's health care providers, 2000 to 2009, a reference guide | Les dispensateurs de soins de santé au Canada, de 2000 à 2009 - guide de référence

Canada's Health Care Providers, 2000 to 2009: A Reference Guide provides aggregate, supply-based trend information, by province and territory and by year, and presents for the first time, information on the entry-to-practice requirements for 24 health occ ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) | Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS)
Year2011