Special Briefing: CHSRF hosting presentation and discussion of OECD report on Canadian healthcare

OTTAWA (September 8, 2010) – The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is facilitating an exclusive and timely briefing on the healthcare-related findings in the OECD’s Economic Survey of Canada 2010. which is being released on September 13, 2010. Health sector leaders will engage with OECD experts to examine how Canada can improve the quality of its healthcare system and address the challenge of rising healthcare costs.

Media are welcome to attend. Individual interviews can be arranged with presenters and other experts.

Date: Monday, September 13, 2010

Location: The Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street W, Toronto, Ontario | British Columbia Room

OECD release: Canada: Structural reforms key to boosting long-term growth

Agenda:
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m.: Welcome remarks from Maureen O’Neil, President, CHSRF
8:40 a.m.: OECD presentation of the Economic Survey of Canada 2010 findings for healthcare
9:00 a.m.: Questions and discussion
10:30 a.m.: Closing remarks

Background information:
OECD’s Economic Surveys
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development publishes an economic survey for different countries every one-and-a-half to two years that provides an assessment and recommendations on various economic challenges.

CHSRF
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote the use of evidence to strengthen the delivery of health services in Canada.

For further information about the event:
Elizabeth Everson
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
Tel. : +1 613-728-2238, ext 242

Mobile: 613-355-1744
elizabeth.everson@chsrf.ca 

For more information about the OECD report:
Helen Fisher
Media Manager
OECD
2, rue André Pascal/ 75775 Paris Cedex 16/ France
Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 24 80 97
Mobile: + 33 (0)6 07 39 39 72
Fax: + 33 (0)1 45 24 97 12
helen.fisher@oecd.org
www.oecd.org

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to promote the use of evidence to strengthen the delivery of health services that improve the health of Canadians.  CHSRF is funded through an agreement with the Government of Canada.