Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
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.
Feb 19, 2013
Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study
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.
Jun 28, 2012
One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study
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.
Jan 16, 2012
Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study
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.
Dec 15, 2011
Little progress on reducing pharmacare coverage disparities over past decade: UBC research
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.
Oct 5, 2011
Fear of “grey tsunami” overblown: UBC studies
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.
Aug 29, 2011
Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study
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.
Feb 23, 2011
Fears of Ontario pharmacy shortage after slashed generic drug prices unfounded: UBC research
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.
Jan 19, 2011
Shift work linked to higher risk of work injury: UBC study
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.
Nov 2, 2010
Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study
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.
May 31, 2010
Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study
Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.
May 20, 2010
New Rx Atlas Reveals British Columbia Drug Spending Patterns: UBC Research
British Columbians are getting the life-saving medications they need regardless of their postal codes but cultural background, income, lifestyle and urban-rural differences may influence their use of other “discretionary” drugs, according to the latest BC Rx Atlas released today by the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.
Sep 30, 2009