History of Medicine

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in schools this fall? Ontario’s 1982 legislation spurred organized opposition

March 8, 2022

This blog was written by AMS Healthcare History of Medicine…

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Can history improve big-bang health reform?

April 2, 2019

Learn how professional historians can help policy makers make better decisions when they’re reforming universal healthcare programs. The author also shares the skills and competencies that professional historians need to meaningfully contribute to developing better health systems and policies.

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Learning from Australia to expand Canadian medicare

April 1, 2019

This paper discusses four areas where Canada might learn from Australia in order to expand its medicare program. You’ll also learn about aspects of the Australian healthcare system that Canada should avoid.

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Competition in healthcare: Lessons from the UK’s experience

April 1, 2019

Learn about competition as it relates to healthcare in the United Kingdom. Understand the impact of health policy reforms on the quality, productivity, and distribution of healthcare resources across socio-economic groups.

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Nurses as change agents for a better future in health care: the politics of drift and dilution

April 1, 2019

This paper takes the 70th Anniversary of the National Health…

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Rising inequality and the implications for the future of private insurance in Canada

April 1, 2019

Income and wealth inequality have risen in Canada since its…

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The impact of slow economic growth on health sector reform: a cross-national perspective

April 1, 2019

This paper assesses recent health sector reform strategies across Europe…

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Why policy needs history (and historians)

April 1, 2019

Policy makers like the idea of new initiatives and fresh…

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Medicare and the care of First Nations, Métis and Inuit

April 1, 2019

Medicare). The CHA provides for the federal transfer of funding…

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