Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

by Barbara Sibbald, Editor, News and Humanities, CMAJ

For the past 30 years, in poll after poll with only one exception, Canadians have declared that health care is the most important issue they face. For this election, the health issues are complex and numerous: our aging population, physician-assisted dying, mental health and pharmacare, to name but a few.

The following is a selection of CMAJ articles on health care issues that the new government will have to address, regardless of their stance during the election. ...continue reading

Interview with , Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University with a clinical appointment in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Recent evidence from Ontario suggests that vaccine hesitancy and refusal may be on the rise. In a (subscription required), Dr. MacDonald and colleague discuss the importance of immunization surveillance and tailored interventions to address vaccine hesitancy. ...continue reading