As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series, we welcome Katherine Boothe, on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM in HS 412 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto) for a lecture on:
Learning from Abroad? Canadian Pharmaceutical Policy in Comparative Perspective
Canada is the only country with a broad public health system that does not include pharmaceuticals. This talk considers Canadian pharmaceutical insurance policy in comparison to England and Australia, providing a historical explanation for the different paths of policy development in these three liberal welfare states. It summarizes their current differences in pharmaceutical policy, and reflects on the ways our ability to “learn from abroad” is enhanced by an understanding of the historical contexts in which health policies develop.
Katherine Boothe is an associate professor of political science at McMaster University and a member of the McMaster Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis. She holds a MA and PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Ideas and the Pace of Change: National Pharmaceutical Insurance in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (2015), and is currently researching changes to the drug assessment process in Canada.
North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)
The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations