Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis

Health Care Research

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Health care research is one of our domains of expertise. Over the past 15 years, we have conducted numerous health care projects spanning topics such as population health, health care economics and epidemiological research. Our health care work is primarily published by our RiskAnalytica research group.

The following is a list of projects, publications and presentations conducted by our team in the area of health care:

  • Evaluation of the impact of immunization policies, including the addition of pharmacists as immunizers, on influenza vaccination coverage in Nova Scotia, Canada: 2006-2016 in BMC public health
  • An Early Warning Influenza Model using Alberta Real-Time Syndromic Data (ARTSSN) in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
  • Potential pediatric intensive care unit demand/capacity mismatch due to novel pH1N1 in Canada in Pediatric critical care medicine: a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation
  • Potential intensive care unit ventilator demand/capacity mismatch due to novel swine-origin H1N1 in Pediatric critical care medicine: a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
  • Potential Canadian Absenteeism due to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus in Canadian Benefits and Compensation Digest
  • Evaluation of Pandemic H1N1 Interventions in Canada a project for Roche
  • Adequacy of current antiviral stockpiles under the Canadian pandemic Influenza plan
  • Modeling the second wave of novel soH1N1 virus in Canada
  • Life and Economic Impact of Influenza Vaccination Improvements in Canada a project for the National Research Council of Canada
  • Alberta Pandemic Early Warning and School Closure Analysis a project for Alberta Health Services & Roche
  • H1N1 2009 Pandemic Analysis: Evaluation and Scenarios for Post-Pandemic Planning a project for Roche
  • Contrast of Prophylactically Protecting Canadian Health Care Workers and Emergency Service Providers: A Moderate Canadian Pandemic Mathematical Assessment a project for Roche
  • Evaluation of the Impact of an Expanded Immunization Program a project for Ontario Pharmacists Association
  • Operation of an agent-based influenza prediction platform each week to support Alberta flu services a project for Alberta Health & Alberta Health Services
  • TAHSN Hospitals Pandemic Absenteeism Forecasting and Antiviral Use Scenarios a project for TAHSN
  • An Early Warning Influenza Model using Alberta Real- Time Syndromic Data (ARTSSN) a project for Alberta Health
  • Hospital for Sick Children: Hospital Pandemic Model Results a project for TAHSN
  • Life at Risk® Infectious Disease Application: 2010 Pandemic Analysis – Saskatchewan Report a project for Saskatchewan Health
  • Life at Risk® Infectious Disease Application: Alberta Pandemic Analysisa project for Alberta Health
  • Predictive algorithm development for influenza early warning systems a project for Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services
  • Post Pandemic Report on Canada's pandemic preparedness Expert testimony given at Canadian Senate Hearing on October 22nd 2010 - Social Affairs, Science and Technology
  • Awareness in Pandemic Forecasting Capabilities and Mitigation Strategies presented at the Tri-Sector Pandemic Influenza Planning Benchmarking Workshop
  • Optimizing cost-effective pandemic antiviral strategies including antiviral resistance
  • Diagnostic transitions from childhood to adolescence to early adulthood in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Synthesis through simulation: insights on the epidemiology of mood and anxiety disorders in Canada in CanJPsychiatry
  • Selected Canadian life and economic forecast impacts of lung cancer in International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Potential Effects of Mental Illness on Canadian Tobacco Control Policy Risk Submitted to The World Conference on Tobacco OR Health Conference, held July 12-15, 2006 in Washington DC
  • A population-based risk management framework for cancer control Submitted to The International Union Against Cancer Conference, held July 8-12, 2006 in Washington DC
  • Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society a report commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Life and economic impacts of nosocomial methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Canada 2009 to 2038 a report commissioned by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Mental Health in the Workplace: Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) Research Bulletin
  • The Impact of Arthritis in Canada: Today and Over the next 30 years an Arthritis Alliance of Canada report
  • Establishing the Strategic Framework for the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control a Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control report
  • The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada a report commissioned by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Modelling the INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™ a report commissioned by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Modelling the CFHI Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use Collaborative: National and Provincial Analysis a report commissioned by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Prevention Scenario: Type 2 Diabetes in Alberta 2017-2036 a report commissioned by Pure North S'Energy Foundation
  • An Analysis of the Impact of the Pure North Program on Healthcare Utilization in Alberta a report commissioned by Pure North S'Energy Foundation
  • Health and Economic Impact of an Expanded Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program in Ontario a report commissioned by the Ontario Pharmacists Association
  • Evaluation of the Expected Demand and Supply of Health Services in Canada from 2013 to 2042 a report commissioned by Pfizer
  • The Health and Economic Impact of the Symptoms of Schizophrenia across Canada and Select Provinces a report commissioned by Roche
  • The Impact of the CFHI Healthcare Collaborations and Initiatives – Supplementary Report a report commissioned by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • The Impact of Increased Smoking Cessation in Alberta a report commissioned by Johnson & Johnson
  • The Health and Economic Impacts of Tax Credits on Self-Care Products in Canada a report commissioned by Johnson & Johnson
  • Fiscal Policy and the Uptake of Smoking Cessation Counselling and NRTs in Ontario and Canada a report commissioned by Johnson & Johnson
  • Impact of Delaying the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease through Biomarkers and Therapeutics: 2013 to 2042 a report commissioned by the National Research Council of Canada
  • Evaluation of the Expected Demand for Health Services in Canada a report commissioned by Pfizer
  • The Potential Health and Economic Impact of Pharmaceutical Interventions a report commissioned by Rx&D
  • Life an Economic Impact of a Biologic and Companion Diagnostic for Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: 2012 to 2042 a report commissioned by the National Research Council of Canada
  • Evaluation of Short-Term Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD in Ontario a report commissioned by Ontario Lung Association
  • The Life and Economic Impact of Major Mental Illnesses in Canada a report commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Economic Analysis for a Universal Drug Plan for Canada a report commissioned by Canadian Treatment Action Council
  • Life and Economic Burden of Lung Disease in Ontario: 2011 to 2041 a report commissioned by the Ontario Lung Association
  • Life and Economic Burden of Arthritis in Canada 2010 to 2040 a report commissioned by the Alliance for a Canadian Arthritis Program
  • Annual Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy for Fiscal Year 2008-09 a report commissioned by Health Canada
  • Annual Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy for Fiscal Year 2007-08a report commissioned by Health Canada
  • Lives at Risk from Cancer in New South Wales 2007-2036 a report commissioned by Cancer Institute New South Wales
  • Life at Risk Analysis of Type I Diabetes in Canada 2007 to 2037 a report commissioned by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Projected cost of cancer in New South Wales to 2036 a report commissioned by the Cancer Institute New South Wales
  • A General Life at Risk Evaluation of Canadian Smoking Prevalence Changes from 1994 to 1997 and from 1997 to 2001 a report commissioned by Health Canada
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) for Fiscal Years 2001-02 to 2005-06 a report commissioned by Health Canada
  • Life at Cancer Risk Report a report commissioned by the Cancer Institute New South Wales
  • Population Based Smoking Prevalence Study: The Risk Factor Characteristics of Smokers in Canada Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative
  • A Population-Based Economic Analysis of Episodic Work Benefits a report commissioned by Realize Canada
  • Incremental Innovation and Investments Risk in the Pharmaceutical Industry a project for Sanofi Aventis
  • Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control: Strategy Support 2004-2006 a project for Health Canada
  • Patient Harm in Canada, 2018-2047 a project conducted for Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Mental Health in the Workplace: Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) Research a project for CivicAction
  • Life at Risk Drug Resistant Epilepsy Analysis a project for the National Research Council of Canada
  • Impact of RQHR Intervention Scenarios a project for RQHR
  • Physician Supply and Demand in Saskatchewan and RQHR a project for RQHR
  • A Population Based Evaluation of the Impact of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario a project for Spinal Cost Injury Ontario
  • Fiscal Policy and the Uptake of Smoking Cessation Counselling and NRTs in Alberta a project for Johnson & Johnson
  • Evaluation of the Impact of the Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Canada and Select Provinces a project for Roche
  • Ontario Sustainable Models of Care Translation Initiative a project for Pfizer
  • Fiscal Policy and the Uptake of Protective and Pain Management Products a project for Johnson & Johnson
  • Diagnostic transitions from childhood to adolescence to early adulthood a project for the Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Dynamic Efficiency and Precision Medicine a project for Pfizer
  • Life at Risk Rheumatoid Arthritis Anaysis: Impact of Biologic Uptake and Costs a project for the National Research Council of Canada
  • Impact of Pneumococcal Cultures on COPD Exacerbations a project for the Ontario Lung Association
  • Evaluation of the Expected Demand for Health Services in Regina Qu'Appele region and Saskatchewan over the next 30 years a project for Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
  • Use of RiskAnalytica’s pre-existing agent-based microsimulation simulation platform to evaluate pharmaceutical interventions across a wide variety of illnesses a project for RxD
  • Synthesis through simulation: insights on the epidemiology of mood and anxiety disorders in Canada a project for Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Nova Scotia Public Service Long Term Disability Trust Fund, Liability Risk Management report: 2013-2023 a project for Nova Scotia Public Service Long Term Disability Trust Fund
  • Life and economic impact evaluations for Biologics, Companion Diagnostics, DMARD intervention scenarios a project for the National Research Council of Canada
  • The Impact of Air Quality Intervention Scenarios on Lung Disease in Ontario a project for the Ontario Lung Association
  • Life and Economic Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Canada 2010 to 2040 a project for the Alliance for a Canadian Arthritis Program
  • Life and Economic Burden of Osteoarthritis in Canada 2010 to 2040 a project for the Alliance for a Canadian Arthritis Program
  • Evaluation of the life and economic impact of prostate cancer risk a project for BC Cancer Agency
  • Evaluation of the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy (TDRS) and the Tobacco Control Initiative (TCI) a project for Health Canada's Tobacco Control Program
  • Thirty year risk management analysis of the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) upon the lives and economics of the Canadian population a project for the Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Health and Economic Impacts of Limiting Acetaminophen Access a project for Johnson & Johnson
  • Evaluation of the Impact of Autism in Canada and Ten Provinces a project for AutismSpeaks Canada
  • The risk management of tobacco control research policy programs a presentation for the World Conference on Tobacco
  • Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products for the Vulnerable
  • MHCC: Impact of Mental Illness in Canada Project - Mental Health Simulation Platform presented at the CAPE Symposium September 26th & 27th 2012 (Montreal)
  • An Analytical Test of the Importance of Specific Chronic Disease Strategies in Canada. Poster Presentation presented at the International Cancer Control Congress (Vancouver)