Navigation Links
Canada can learn from circumpolar neighbours to improve health care in the north
Date:11/1/2010

To improve health care in Canada's north, Canada would benefit from enhanced relationships with other circumpolar regions, states an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100948.pdf.

The article looks at health and health care in Canada's north from a broader perspective across the circumpolar region which includes Alaska in the US, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Greenland and others.

Significant inequities in health care exist across circumpolar countries, where some such as Scandinavian nations have healthy populations in the north while others, like Nunavut in Canada's north and Alaska, have lower health outcomes despite high health expenditures. Per capita health expenditures in Nunavut are the highest in the world, with almost 30% of the territory's GDP going to health care expenditures.

"The current prominence of Arctic issues provides a window of opportunity for Canadian health policy-makers, service providers and researchers to strengthen circumpolar collaboration and partnerships, analyze our commonalities and differences, and adopt best practices to improve our northern health care system and the health of the population," writes Dr. T. Kue Young from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Susan Chatwood , the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Dalton Pharma Services and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Announce the Renewal of their Chemistry Services Agreement
2. DTM Systems Corporation Ranked Number One as the Largest Reseller in British Columbia to Hewlett Packard Canada
3. Strategic Connections Ranks 90th Fastest-Growing Technology Company in North America and 14th in Canada
4. Canadian EMR Vendor Nightingale Exhibiting at Spring 2010 Canada Health Infoway Partnership Conference
5. Tax Return Appointment Fees to be Donated to Charity by Tax Team Canada
6. Canada joins international network providing free access to health research
7. AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. Chosen by InterHealth Canada as the Telemedicine Solutions Provider for Turks and Caicos Hospital Project
8. 'Winds of Change with Jivi' Breathes New Life to Daytime Talk Show Landscape in Canada
9. Muscle Building Expert Vince Del Monte Feeds the Hungry with a $5,000 Donation to the Hamilton Food Share in Canada
10. Survey highlights major Canada-US differences in people in middle age
11. Summertime Decadence: Rodelle Cocoa Launches in Western Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... MEDI+SIGN®, a provider of fully-automated patient monitoring ... for Emergency Departments (ED) has been added to their portfolio. Housed in a ... and with a simplified pallet of information available to the patient, the Digital ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) officially opened registration today for its 33rd Annual ... in Boston, MA . , The theme of the conference is “Persistent Challenges ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media ... Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE Media Group President Michael ... Media Group is honored to team up with Upstage Lung Cancer in order to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... version gives development continuity to its innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting ... In addition, this new version optimizes the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Peachtree City, Ga (PRWEB) , ... December 08, ... ... and moving as soon after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS ... vein thrombosis (DVT or blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec. 9, 2016 aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics to address severe, rare diseases, today announced ... upcoming BMO Prescriptions for Success Healthcare Conference at the InterContinental Barclay ... December 14, 2016, at 4:20 p.m. ET. About ... ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec. 9, 2016  Forge Therapeutics, ... AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) ... ,LpxC, for the treatment of bacterial infections including ... been recognized as an attractive antibacterial target for ... lack of suitable chemical starting points has hampered ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  The global biosurgery market is expected ... forecast period of 2016 to 2021. The market is ... USD 18.21 billion in 2016. The market is primarily ... sports related injuries and spinal problems, increasing clearance of ... effective blood loss management. In this report, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: