global health

Leading mHealth innovation and evidence in British Columbia: HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis patient engagement in care

In 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outnumber the world’s population. Expanded mobile phone use presents a tremendous opportunity to engage patients in care, particularly those in remote or isolated situations.

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2014

An international comparative case study of the health equity impacts of medical tourism in destination countries

Canadians take part in medical tourism when they travel to other countries with the intent of accessing private medical care. It has been speculated that medical tourism by patients from countries such as Canada is exacerbating health inequities in destination countries, and particularly in developing countries. However, there is a lack of evidence demonstrating that this is the case.

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2012

Developing a Decision-Support Framework for Locating Regional Palliative Care Hubs in Rural and Remote Canada

Canada’s aging population is on the rise, resulting in greater demand for palliative care services (PCS). However, service delivery is unable to meet demand, particularly in rural and remote areas due to the absence of existing infrastructure, qualified medical practitioners, funding, and user volume. In addition, many of these services have been developed in urban centres, resulting in a centralization of palliative care services and facilities.

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2007
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