Date(s) - January 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Woodward (IRC) Building, Room 1
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The Challenges of Sustaining Excellence in Canadian Health Care
Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Woodward (IRC) Room 1
In this presentation Dr. Craig Mitton will begin by describing the structure of the Canadian health care system and outline where Canada sits globally on several international outcome measures. In assessing the economic dimensions of the system, Craig will review two common myths related to aging and new technologies and will show that more resources for health care are not the answer. He will then put forward two key challenges, one related to the public and one related to physicians and finally he will offer a pragmatic solution to ensure excellence in Canadian health care that includes a number of immediate policy responses. Two PhD students in the School of Population and Public Health will share briefly on how this discourse affects their work in the fields of Paediatrics and HIV/AIDS. The debate will be lively and the session will offer much time for interaction and audience participation.
Dr. Craig Mitton is an internationally recognized leader in the field of health care priority setting. He is a Senior Scientist in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation and is both Division Head of Health Services and Policy and Director of the Master of Health Administration program within the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Craig is the lead author on a book titled “The Priority Setting Toolkit: a guide to the use of economics in health care priority setting” and is the lead or co-author on over 100 peer reviewed journal articles. He has delivered over 150 presentations across many different countries and regularly runs short courses in health economics. He completed both his PhD and MSc at the University of Calgary and holds a BSc from UBC. Craig lives in Vancouver with his wife and two young daughters.