Lecture: CANCELLED: Canada versus the world: how international comparative health systems research ca...


Lecture: CANCELLED: Canada versus the world: how international comparative health systems research can challenge what we think we know

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March 30, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:00
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Lecture: CANCELLED: Canada versus the world: how international comparative health systems research can challenge what we think we know

Team: Events, Training & News

March 30, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:00

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CANCELLED
Canada versus the world:
how international comparative health systems research can challenge what we think we know

March 30, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 474, Chown Building, 753 McDermot Ave

This special lecture will:

  • Provide an overview of existing studies comparing Canadian health system performance with other developed countries.
  • Identify the challenges and cautions in conducting cross-country comparisons using administrative data.
  • Discuss the efforts to build the International Health Systems Research Collaborative to foster international comparisons.
  • Explore an early look at initial study results and findings.

About the presenter

Peter Cram, MD, MBA is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network and a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. A native of Connecticut, Peter was faculty at the University of Iowa from 2002-2013, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (with tenure) and Full Professor. He served as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care from 2010-2013 before moving to the University of Toronto in 2014. His primary research focus at present is using large administrative data files to compare healthcare utilization and outcomes across wealthy countries. Other areas of research include: 1) patient safety in the area of test-result communication and follow up; 2) informed medical decision making. Peter has published more than 180 research papers and is the co-founder of the international health system research collaborative (IHSRC) https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ihsrc/people/peter-cram. He can be reached at peter.cram@uhn.ca.

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