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No Longer Home Alone? Home Care and the Canada Health Act

Overview of attention for article published in Health Care Analysis, December 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#46 of 194)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (71st percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
No Longer Home Alone? Home Care and the Canada Health Act
Published in
Health Care Analysis, December 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10728-016-0336-0
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Authors

Monique Lanoix

Abstract

In this paper, I argue that addressing the medical needs of older persons warrants expanding the array of insured services as described by the Canada Health Act (CHA) to include home care. The growing importance of chronic care supports my call for federally regulated home care services as the nature of disease management has changed significantly in the last decades. In addition, if the values of equity, fairness and solidarity, which are the keystone values of the CHA, are to be upheld within the current social and demographic context, then Canada's health care system should adapt accordingly. I focus my argument on the services provided to older persons for two main reasons. First, the changing nature of disease management is best seen in this population. If it is to be successfully argued that the transformations in medicine warrant an expansion of insured services covered by the CHA, it will be best illustrated by looking at the needs of older persons. Second, with the demographic shift looming large in the policy agenda, an exploration of this issue is not only crucial but timely.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 35%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Unspecified 3 15%
Researcher 3 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 9 45%
Unspecified 3 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 May 2017.
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#2,945,429
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#46
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Outputs of similar age
#93,947
of 328,557 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Care Analysis
#3
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