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Nova Scotia : a health system profile

Author: Katherine Fierlbeck
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
Series: Provincial and territorial health system profiles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite notable variation in health care policy from province to province, most scholarship published on the health care system in Canada uses a broad national perspective. Focusing on the health care systems of individual Canadian provinces and territories, this new series, Health System Profiles, examines the social, political, economic, and epidemiological context of health care policy in each Canadian province.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Fierlbeck
ISBN: 1487522142 9781487502744 1487502745 9781487522148
OCLC Number: 1053852789
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xxii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Introduction and Overview. 1.1 Geography and sociodemography ; 1.2 Political context ; 1.3 Economic context ; 1.4 Health status of the population ; 1.5 Summary --
2: Organization and Regulation. 2.1 Overview and history ; 2.2 Organization of the provincial health system ; 2.3 Health system planning ; 2.4 Coverage and benefits ; 2.5 Regulation ; 2.6 Patients ; 2.7 Summary --
3: Health Spending and Financing. 3.1 Health expenditure and trends ; 3.2 Public revenue ; 3.3 Public financing flows ; 3.4 Summary --
4: Physical Infrastructure. 4.1 Hospital and other treatment facilities ; 4.2 Long-term care facilities ; 4.3 Diagnostic facilities ; 4.4 Public health facilities ; 4.5 Information and communications technology infrastructure ; 4.6 Research and evaluation infrastructure ; 4.7 Summary --
5: Health Human Resources. 5.1 Main workforce challenges ; 5.2 Physicians ; 5.3 Nurses ; 5.4 Other health care professionals ; 5.5 HHR planning in Nova Scotia ; 5.6 Summary --
6: Service and Program Provision. 6.1 Public health ; 6.2 Primary care ; 6.3 Acute care ; 6.4 Long-term care ; 6.5 Prescription drugs ; 6.6 Workers' Compensation Board programs ; 6.7 Mental health care ; 6.8 Dental health care ; 6.9 Targeted services ; 6.10 Palliative care ; 6.11 Assisted reproduction ; 6.12 Summary --
7: Recent Health Reforms. 7.1 The consolidation of district health authorities and the creation of the Nova Scotia Health Authority ; 7.2 The reorganization of the Department of Health and Wellness ; 7.3 Summary --
8: Assessment of the Health System. 8.1 The province's strategic goals ; 8.2 Equity in financing the health care system ; 8.3 Equity of access ; 8.4 Outcomes ; 8.5 Efficiency ; 8.6 Transparency and accountaability ; 8.7 Summary --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Provincial and territorial health system profiles.
Responsibility: Katherine Fierlbeck.

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Turning a critical eye to the health care system in Nova Scotia, Katherine Fierlbeck outlines the frameworks structuring provincial health care, while providing a detailed assessment of Nova Scotia's  Read more...

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