Posts Tagged ‘CHSPR’

Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians

Feb. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

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Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.

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One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

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Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Little progress on reducing pharmacare coverage disparities over past decade: UBC research

Oct. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Changes to provincial drug plans over the past decade did little to address the wide disparities among provinces in prescription drug coverage, according to an analysis by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Fear of “grey tsunami” overblown: UBC studies

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fears that Canada’s aging population could lead to skyrocketing health care costs and doctor shortages may be greatly exaggerated, according to two studies by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study

Feb. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Canadians and Americans are getting vastly different search results when they look up prescription drug information online, says a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Fears of Ontario pharmacy shortage after slashed generic drug prices unfounded: UBC research

Jan. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia study shows that there are enough pharmacies situated throughout Ontario communities to absorb many closures without negatively affecting geographical accessibility for residents. The research suggests concerns that reducing generic pricing could result in pharmacy shortages are unfounded.

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Shift work linked to higher risk of work injury: UBC study

Nov. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Canadians who work night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job than those working regular day shifts, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fewer than two per cent of cesarean births in British Columbia were a result of maternal request, but the number of cesarean and assisted vaginal deliveries varied widely across health regions in B.C., according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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