This program of research explores various opportunities to address the barriers to timely surgical care in Canadian health systems. Projects include:
Lead: David Urbach
David Urbach is Head of the Department of Surgery and Director of Perioperative Services at Women’s College Hospital, and Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at The University of Toronto. He is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV), and Senior Scientist at the Women’s College Hospital Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His research focuses on surgery-related health services and is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). David is especially interested in improving health policy related to surgical services in Canada, particularly access to care and the sustainability and cost of surgery in Canadian hospitals. He has written over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including in top journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and has lectured around the world.
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