A stunning per cent of health care spending in Canada may be wasted on services that are either ineffective or harmful. That’s the conclusion of many health care analysts. The solution? A better understanding of human psychology. This unique approach is at the core of the upcoming annual public lecture at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2). The feature speaker is Steven Lewis, a health policy analyst and consultant.
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Katie J Sheehan, Boris Sobolev, Yuri F Villán Villán, Pierre Guy
BMJ Open 2017;7:e016939. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016939
Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases: What Behavioural Economics Tells Us About Strategies to Improve Health Care
My interest in better understanding what works for who and why stretches back to dissertation work … uhh, 50 years ago. At the time, as a PhD student in clinical psychology, the interest was in individual therapy – different kinds of therapy work better for different people and different problems. These days, the focus is on health system improvement – how do we make transformative change in complex health systems?
Asif Khowaja, PhD candidate and trainee at our center has received Rising Star Award for 2017 from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). This award recognizes Asif’s research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the scientific community. We congratulate his academic mentors and family members for this achievement.