CT scans

What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Jaclyn van Wiltenburg
Wendy Armstrong
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-897569-43-6
Notes: 
Contains footnotes. 48 pages.

Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers

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English
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

Guidelines for comprehensive mental health services for older adults in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Lignes directrices relatives à la planification et à la prestation de services complets en santé mentale pour les aînés Canadiens
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Penny MacCourt
Kimberley Wilson
Marie-France Tourigny-Rivard
Publisher: 
The Mental Health Commission of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Calgary AB

Presents a model for a comprehensive, integrated mental health service system for older Canadians, as well as service benchmarks to provide concrete reference points for planning purposes. The model and benchmarks are considered within the context of guiding values and principles important to Canadian seniors, as well as key concepts such as mental health prevention, promotion, and recovery.  Intended to support policy makers, service planners, and advocacy organizations working to ensure that older Canadians (both those living with a mental health problem or illness and those at risk of developing one) receive the range of supports they need.

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Visit their website to download or order a copy.
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Includes bibliographical references. Includes an interactive version, a summary and the full report as a PDF.
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