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Michel Grignon

Professeur aux départements d’Économie et de Santé, Vieillissement et Société de l'Université McMaster

Michel Grignon est expert-conseil à EvidenceNetwork.ca et professeur agrégé aux départements d’Économie et de Santé, Vieillissement et Société de l’Université McMaster. Il est également directeur du Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) et a contribué à la rédaction de l’étude publiée par l’ICIS.
Traffic Rules And Road Design Are Public Health

Traffic Rules And Road Design Are Public Health Issues

More than 300 pedestrians are killed by motorists in Canada each year. In Toronto alone, 163 pedestrians have been killed since 2011. But it doesn't have to be this way. Most collisions between pedestrians and vehicles are, one could argue, "by design" -- policy design, that is.
11/02/2016 01:04 EDT
Don't Blame Seniors For Canada's Rising Health Care

Don't Blame Seniors For Canada's Rising Health Care Costs

There is a worrying rise in health care spending in Canada, but it doesn't have much to do with population aging. It's not that we have too many seniors that will break the bank, but how those seniors, and others, are treated in the health system that affects the bottom line.
04/23/2014 05:20 EDT
Why 'Rate my Hospital' Needs a Second

Why 'Rate my Hospital' Needs a Second Opinion

There is no doubt that having more information available on hospitals is good thing -- and patients should make healthcare decisions based on good evidence. But patients do not need rankings based on assumptions and standardization that paint only a general portrait. Patients need more refined measurements of how a given hospital performs on a menu of relevant items specific to them. We can't rely on the media to provide this. Perhaps it's time governments -- and hospitals themselves -- stepped forward and worked together with the media to make this happen.
05/10/2013 05:28 EDT