"Myclinicaltriallocator.com was created to help patients and physicians find one another in an increasingly complex health care landscape where clinical trials proliferate but may be difficult to navigate.
Myclinicaltriallocator.com permits patients to learn about clinical trials, search for clinical trials, clinical research, and observational studies by disease, condition or location in the United States and around the world. The site lists all existing clinical trials, regardless of whether they are open or closed, and provides information on eligibility and contact information. The site is comprehensive and includes clinical trials for drugs/medications; medical devices; medical procedures and interventions; and studies that look at lifestyle or behavioral changes, such as nutrition, diet or exercise. Patients can view clinical trials on a map and sign up for “push notification” to find out about new clinical trials."
Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, was created to reduce the effects of cancer on individuals and families through research, prevention and screening, and lessen the fear of cancer through education and information.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia enables quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians.
Our goal is quality cancer prevention, treatment and care for all Nova Scotians when they need it and as close to home as possible.
As a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, we partner with healthcare providers and administrators, government and health charities to ensure that Nova Scotia’s cancer system is the best it can be.
*to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to high quality cancer care
*to reduce the number of cancer deaths and diagnoses
*to provide reliable and helpful cancer information to Nova Scotians
*to facilitate stronger cancer research in Nova Scotia.
While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world, recent international rankings for health care quality place Canada in the middle or at the bottom of the pack. This report calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada’s health care systems.
Drug spending continues to increase in Canada; overall annual growth has slowed to its lowest rate in 16 years.
Drug Expenditure in Canada, 1985 to 2012 updates trends in drug spending in Canada, primarily from retail establishments, in total, by public and private payers, and by type of drug (prescribed and non-prescribed). Provincial/territorial and international comparisons are included.
Data Tables, 1985 to 2012 (https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC2146&lang=en&media=0)
Canadians want to know more about the health care system that they care about. There are currently few places to go for factual, easy to understand information about the health care system.
Healthy Debate attempts to fill this gap by making every effort to provide unbiased information that will lead to thoughtful deliberation and informed opinions.
Our vision: A high quality health care system designed by an informed population.
Our mission: 1. To provide accurate, easily accessible information about health care to the public, practitioners, students, managers and policy makers. 2. To provide a forum for accessible and thoughtful deliberation about Alberta, Ontario and Canada’s health care systems. 3. To increase the frequency with which health system leaders use evidence and informed public input when making policy and management decisions.
A first in Canada, this online resource developed by CBC's flagship investigative news program, the fifth estate, is designed to bring more transparency and accountability to our health care system and to arm Canadians with the information they need to inform themselves when preparing for a hospital stay. We relied on data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) as reported by more than 600 Canadian hospitals. CIHI is a taxpayer-funded non-profit organization that acts as a storehouse of statistics on Canadian hospitals and other health-care data.
Users of the website can look up individual hospital profiles and make their own assessments based on information such as how many patients died after major surgery or how often patients are forced to return to hospital after being sent home.
We have supplemented these ratings with other information that should be easily available but isn't always — crucial data such as the incidence of the common hospital-acquired infections C. difficile and MRSA, emergency department wait times, nurse staffing levels and pain control.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in partnership with the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Prescription Drug Misuse, released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy on April 2, 2013, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis. The strategy highlights the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.
The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond. In addition to providing highly specialized (tertiary) care, the IWK also provides primary care services. The IWK is engaged in leading-edge research; works to promote healthy lifestyles for families; and supports education opportunities for health professionals and other learners. The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond.
Capital Health is Nova Scotia’s largest provider of health services. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Halifax Regional Municipality and the western part of Hants County. We are over 12,000 employees, physicians, learners and approximately 1,900 volunteers. We provide medical and surgical care, mental health care, community health programs, addiction prevention and treatment and environmental health services. We provide services through nine hospitals as well as dozens of community health centres across the region.
As an academic district, we help educate tomorrow’s health care providers and administrators. We also engage in research into new treatments, cures, processes and practices. With an operating budget of more than $800 million, we serve the 400,000 residents of the Halifax region and provide specialist services to the rest of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.