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Library of Parliament Publications: Health

The Library of Parliament publishes a wide range of publications as background material for Members of Parliament. This popular series of publications offer "thumb-nail sketches" of current issues, from a non-partisan perspective. There are 4 different types of papers:

  • Current Issue Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: ##-##E, average 25 pages)
  • Background Papers (e.g. Catalogue No.: BP-XXXE, average 30 pages)
  • Mini Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: MR-XXXE, average 8 pages)
  • Parliamentary Research Branch (e.g. Catalogue No.: PRB XX-XXE, average 30 pages, but ones noted as "In Brief" are as short as 2 pages)
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Abortion: Constitutional and Legal Developments (18 August 1998) 89-10E $16.50 Add to Cart
AIDS: Medical and Scientific Aspects (18 December 2001) 93-5E $16.50 Add to Cart
Alzheimer's Disease (18 September 2007) PRB 02-39E $13.50 Add to Cart
Antibiotic Resistance (4 September 2004) PRB 99-10E $9.95 Add to Cart
Assisted Human Reproduction and Informed Consent (10 November 2006) PRB 06-35E $13.50 Add to Cart
Attention Deficit Disorder (23 June 2005) PRB 00-17E $13.50 Add to Cart
Bioethics, Medical Technologies and the Health of Canadians: Some Policy Considerations (January 1996) BP-409E $16.50 Add to Cart
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and its Relationship to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (20 January 2004) PRB 03-27E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Canada Health and Social Transfer: Operation and Possible Repercussions on the Health Care Sector (3 June 2003) 95-2E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Canada Health Act: Overview and Options (16 May 2005) 94-4E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Canadian and American Health Care System: Funding and Effectiveness [In Brief] (17 January 2005) PRB 04-61E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Canadian Obesity Epidemic (15 July 2005) PRB 05-11E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canadian Seniors and Health Determinants (8 October 2002) PRB 02-19E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canadian Seniors and Publicly Funded Access to Drugs (17 August 2004) PRB 04-21E $9.95 Add to Cart
Canadian Seniors and Publicly Funded Health Care (15 November 2004) PRB 04-44E $13.50 Add to Cart
Childhood Autism in Canada: Some Issues Relating to Behavioural Intervention (26 January 2006) PRB 05-93E $13.50 Add to Cart
Diabesity: The 21st -Century Epidemic (23 August 2005) PRB 05-30E $9.95 Add to Cart
Disability and Health Care: The Eldridge Case [In Brief] (2 April 2001) PRB 01-2E $4.95 Add to Cart
Duplicate Private Health Care Insurance: Potential Implications for Quebec and Canada (20 March 2006) PRB 05-71E $13.50 Add to Cart
Early Reponse to Romanow: Whose Views on the Future of Health Care [In Brief] (3 December 2002) PRB 02-26E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Effects of Smog on the Health of Canadians (14 January 2003) PRB 98-4E $16.50 Add to Cart
Exploring the Circle: Mental Illness, Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System (23 April 2004) PRB 04-02E $13.50 Add to Cart
Federal Funding for Health Research (5 October 2006) PRB 06-27E $13.50 Add to Cart
Federal Responsibility for the Health Care of Specific Groups (14 December 2004) PRB 04-52E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Federal Role in Rural Health (12 October 2000) PRB 00-20E $13.50 Add to Cart
Federal Support for Health Care under Bill C-28: The Budget Implementation Act, 2003 (21 November 2003) PRB 03-20E $13.50 Add to Cart
Food Safety: An Overview of Canada's Approach (16 October 2002) PRB 02-40E $13.50 Add to Cart
Gene Therapy, Genetic Alteration and Cloning [In Brief] (17 November 2000) PRB 00-25E $4.95 Add to Cart
Health Care at the Supreme Court of Canada - I: Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General) 4 August 2005) PRB 05-19E $13.50 Add to Cart
Health Care at the Supreme Court of Canada - II: Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General) 5 October 2005) PRB 05-31E $13.50 Add to Cart
Health Maintenance Organizations in the United States: Potential for Introduction into Canada (24 May 2002) PRB 02-05E $16.50 Add to Cart
Health Policy in Canada (4 December 2002) 93-4E $16.50 Add to Cart
Healthy Aging: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life (27 October 2000) PRB 00-23E $13.50 Add to Cart
Hepatitis C (30 October 2007) PRB 99-15E $13.50 Add to Cart
Herb Regulation in Canada: Background and Issues (6 October 1997) MR-149E $9.95 Add to Cart
HIV/AIDS - Past, Present and Future (7 November 2007) PRB 02-8E $9.95 Add to Cart
Home Care, and Caring for Persons Suffering from a Long-Term Loss of Independence: A Funding Model for Canada (6 January 2003) PRB 02-50E $16.50 Add to Cart
Home Care in the Atlantic Provinces: Structure and Expenditures (2 October 2002) PRB 02-30E $16.50 Add to Cart
Home Care in Canada: Economic Problems (10 October 2002) PRB 02-29E $16.50 Add to Cart
Home Care in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia: Structure and Expenditures (9 October 2002) PRB 02-32E $16.50 Add to Cart
Home Care in Quebec and Ontario: Structure and Expenditures (4 October 2002) PRB 02-31E $16.50 Add to Cart
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research [In Brief] (11 July 2005) PRB 00-26E $4.95 Add to Cart
The Human Genome Project and Beyond: Canada's role [In Brief] (04 July 2005) PRB 00-11E $4.95 Add to Cart
The Human Genome Project and its Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (26 July 2000) PRB 00-08E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Impact of Economic Instruments that Promote Healthy Eating, Encourage Physical Activity and Combat Obesity [In Brief] (8 January 2007) PRB 06-34E $4.50 Add to Cart
Influenza Pandemic (19 July 2007) PRB 04-57E $13.50 Add to Cart
Intergovernmental Consultations on Health: Towards a National Framework on Reproductive Technologies (8 November 2002) PRB 02-34E $13.50 Add to Cart
International Trade and Public Health Protection: International Standards on Animal-borne Diseases [In Brief] (28 July 2005) PRB 05-07E $9.95 Add to Cart
Kaiser Permanente: Portrait of a Health Maintenance Organization (10 June 2003) PRB 03-07E $13.50 Add to Cart
Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparative Overview (30 October 2001) PRB 01-20E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Mental Disorder Provisions of the Criminal Code (22 June 2005) PRB 05-05E $9.95 Add to Cart
Mental Health and Mental Illness: A Synopsis (4 March 2003) PRB 02-57E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Obesity Epidemic in Canada (15 July 2005) PRB 05-11E $13.50 Add to Cart
On-line Pharmacies and the Sale of Canadian Prescription Medications to the United States (18 December 2003) PRB 03-24E $16.50 Add to Cart
Patient's Bill of Rights - A Comparative Overview (4 February 2002) PRB 01-31E $19.95 Add to Cart
The Pharmaceutical Industry, Prices and Access to Medication: A Balance Under International Stress [In Brief] (3 June 2004) PRB 04-11E $9.95 Add to Cart
Private Diagnostic Imaging Clinics and the Canada Health Act (17 May 2005) PRB 05-02E $9.95 Add to Cart
Private Health Care Funding and Delivery under the Canada Health Act (28 December 2005) PRB 05-52E $13.50 Add to Cart
Potential Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders (23 February 2006) PRB 05-87E $13.50 Add to Cart
Provincial and Territorial Funding Programs for Autism Therapy(1 November 2006) PRB 06-22E $13.50 Add to Cart
Public-Private Partnerships in the Hospital Sector: The Stockholm Experience (19 April 2002) PRB 02-01E $9.95 Add to Cart
Quebec's Health Review (The Clair Commission) (26 February 2001) PRB 00-37E $13.50 Add to Cart
Remuneration of Primary Care Physicians (18 March 2002) PRB 01-35E $16.50 Add to Cart
Report of the Premier's Advisory Council on Health (Alberta) - An Overview (21 February 2002) PRB 01-33E $13.50 Add to Cart
Reproductive Infertility: Prevalence, Causes, Trends and Treatments [In Brief] (2 January 2001) PRB 00-32E $4.95 Add to Cart
Reproductive Technologies: Surrogacy, and Egg and Sperm Donation (9 February 2006) PRB 00-35E $13.50 Add to Cart
Reshaping Canada's Health Care System: Reports from a Senate Committee and a Royal Commission (2 December 2002) PRB 02-24E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Romanow Commission: Proposals for Federal Funding of Health Care [In Brief] (4 December 2002) PRB 02-25E $9.95 Add to Cart
Rural Canada: Access to Health Care (1 December 2002) PRB 02-45E $19.95 Add to Cart
Substance Abuse Issues and Public Policy in Canada: I. Canada's Federal Drug Strategy (13 April 2006) PRB 06-15E $13.50 Add to Cart
Substance Abuse Issues and Public Policy in Canada: II. Parliamentary Action (1987-2005) (13 April 2006) PRB 06-05E $9.95 Add to Cart
Substance Abuse Issues and Public Policy in Canada III: What, when, who and why? (20 April 2006) PRB 06-11E $9.95 Add to Cart
Substance Abuse Issues and Public Policy in Canada: IV Prevalence of Use and its Consequences (11 April 2006) PRB 06-19E $13.50 Add to Cart
Substance Abuse Issues and Public Policy in Canada V: Alcohol and Related Harms (28 June 2006) PRB 06-20E $13.50 Add to Cart
Trans Fats: The Health Burden (21 June 2007) PRB 05-21E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Wait Times Issue and the Patient Wait Times Guarantee (24 July 2007) PRB 05-82E $9.95 Add to Cart
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This page last modified: May 7, 2008

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