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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.

Wading through wait times: What do meaningful reductions and guarantees mean? | Éclaircir la question des temps d'attente: Que signifient des réductions et des garanties substantielles?

This report addresses one of the key public concerns about health care, set in the context of governments' commitment to achieve meaningful reductions in wait times in five priority areas - cancer care (for example, surgery and radiation therapy), Cardiac ...

Language:English/French
AuthorHealth Council of Canada
Year2007

Wait time benchmarks, research evidence and the knowledge translation process

The first set of evidence-based benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times, announced in December 2005, were developed, in part, through a novel partnership between the Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health ...

Language:English
AuthorWatson D E, Barer M L, Matkovich H M, Gagnon M L
Year2007

Wait times and access │ Temps d'attente et accès

This paper seeks to advance understanding of the issues surrounding timely access to quality care. It addresses the questions of why timely access is an issue; why waits occur; what has been done to improve timely access; and what we might do to overcome ...

Language:English/French
AuthorHealth Council of Canada │ Conseil canadien de la santé
Year2005

Wait times for publicly funded outpatient and community physiotherapy and occupational therapy services: Implications for the increasing number of persons with chronic conditions in ontario, Canada

Background: Timely access to publicly funded health services has emerged as a priority policy issue across the continuum of care from hospitals to the home and community sector. The purpose of this study was to examine wait lists and wait times for public ...

Language:English
AuthorPassalent L A, Landry M D, Cott C A
Year2009

Wait times in Canada - A summary, 2012 | Les temps d'attente au Canada - un résumé, 2012

2004, Canada's first ministers agreed to reduce wait times in five priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration. They also agreed to work towards meeting evidence-based benchmarks—or targets—f ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) | Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS)
Year2012

Wait times position statement | Temps d'attente - énoncé de position

All Canadians should be given an opportunity to have a family doctor to ensure universal access to medically necessary health care services. Each province/territory must ensure care is provided for its population within the pan-Canadian wait times benchm ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCollege of Family Physicians of Canada | Le Collège des médecins de famille du Canada
Year2005

Wait times without rhetoric: Lessons from the taming of the queue

For the past four years, health care providers, system managers, policy-makers and researchers have gathered in Ottawa for what has become an annual event: the Taming of the Queue Conference. The conferences examine the progress that Canadian (and inter ...

Language:English
AuthorMcIntosh T
Year2007

Waiting & watching: Nurse migration trends before a change to the National Council Licensure Examination as entry to practice for Canada’s nurses

Ontario

BACKGROUND: A number of factors in the health care environment, including a change in regulatory policy, may affect a country's nursing workforce and nurse migration and mobility. PURPOSE: This study compared the characteristics of Canadian-educated ...

Language:English
AuthorMcGillis L, Gates M, Peterson J, Jones C B, Pink G H,
Year2013
Type of Data Source

Waiting and watching: Nurse migration trends before a change to the National Council Licensure Examination as entry to practice for Canada's nurses

BACKGROUND: A number of factors in the health care environment, including a change in regulatory policy, may affect a country's nursing workforce and nurse migration and mobility. PURPOSE: This study compared the characteristics of Canadian-edu ...

Language:English
AuthorMcGillis Hall L, Gates M, Peterson J, Jones C B, Pink G H
Year2014
Type of Data Source

Waiting for space in an adult day support program: Retrospective caregiver perspectives

Adult Day Support Programs (ADSPs) are designed to give caregivers of individuals with dementia respite; however, there is little empirical evidence into the burden borne by caregivers who wait for community based health services. A crosssectional, retros ...

Language:English
AuthorHildebrandt C R
Year2004

Waiting lists for radiation therapy: A case study

BACKGROUND: Why waiting lists arise and how to address them remains unclear, and an improved understanding of these waiting list "dynamics" could lead to better management. The purpose of this study is to understand how the current shortage in radiation t ...

Language:English
AuthorD'Souza D P, Martin D K, Purdy L, Bezjak A, Singer P A
Year2001

Waiting time for medical specialist consultations in Canada, 2007

BACKGROUND: Waiting for specialist consultations can represent a substantial component of overall waiting time in the continuum of care. However, relatively little is known about the factors associated with how long patients wait for an initial specialist ...

Language:English
AuthorCarrière G, Sanmartin C
Year2010

Walk-in clinics in Ontario. An atmosphere of tension

OBJECTIVE: To explore family practice (FP), emergency department (ED), and walk-in clinic (WIC) physicians' perceptions and experiences regarding the effect of walk-in clinics on Ontario's health care system. DESIGN: Qualitative method of focus groups. ...

Language:English
AuthorBrown J B, Bouck L M, Østbye T, Barnsley J M, Mathews M, Ogilvie G
Year2002

Walking (or jogging) the talk: Healthcare professionals' experiences of taking care of their own health

Many healthcare providers are at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout from prolonged occupational stress, which can adversely affect workers, patients, and the healthcare system. This qualitative research project inquired into eight female healthcare pr ...

Language:English
AuthorMoore J B
Year2011

Walking in multiple worlds: Stories of Aboriginal nurses

Some Aboriginal nurses have had unique experiences in terms of both formal and informal education. The purpose of this study was to explore the stories of Aboriginal nurses to gain a greater understanding of their personal and professional experiences tha ...

Language:English
AuthorDesjarlais J
Year2011

Walking the talk: Insights into dynamics of race and gender for nurses

This article explores how the dynamics of violence and support for nurses are influenced by the intersections of race, gender, and other social relations in various practice settings. Utilizing a qualitative study design, situated in the naturalistic and ...

Language:English
AuthorChoiniere J A, MacDonnell, Shamonda H
Year2010

Wasting away: The undermining of Canadian health care

The book gives the comprehensive examination of health care system in Ontario in light of new changes led by restructuring and privatization. They concerned with the effect on the systems and on the individuals. Use "feminist political economy" apporach. ...

Language:English
AuthorArmstrong P, Armstrong H
Year2002

We are called upon to lead

The paper "Global Nurse Migration: Its Impact on Developing Countries and Prospects for the Future" by Khaliq, Broyles and Mwachofi explores the global nurse migration experience in developed and developing countries. Nurses choose to migrate from develop ...

Language:English
AuthorFerguson-Paré M
Year2009

We can see a future here: Place attachment, professional identity, and forms of capital mobilized to deliver medical education in an underserviced area

Community-integrated undergraduate medical education is becoming a more common option for students predisposed to practice in rural and small town places. One such initiative, the Northern Medical Program, has been operating since 2004 in the northern int ...

Language:English
AuthorHanlon N, Halseth G, Snadden D
Year2010

We need more medical students from low-income background

The current approach to medical school admissions relies almost entirely on the assumption that doctors will treat the patients who need them the most. But, for the most part, doctors don’t choose to practice based on where patients need them the most; in ...

Language:Directory
AuthorKhan R, Apramian T
Year2016
Type of Data Source