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CH&E Seminar Series: Mohammad Hajizadeh

Posted by GHO Admin on April 4, 2016 in Events

Date: Tues. April 19, 2016 @12pm
Location: CH&E Classroom 409, Centre for Clinical Research

Does Socioeconomic Status Affect Lengthy Wait Times In Canada? Evidence From Canadian Community Health Surveys.

Speaker: Mohammad Hajizadeh, Assistant Professor, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University.

Reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers is a primary objective of the Canadian health system. Notwithstanding such concern about accessibility of services, long waiting times for health services have been a prominent health policy issue in recent years. Using pooled data from four nationally representative Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHSs, 2000/01, 2003, 2005 and 2010; n=269,155) we aimed to examine socioeconomic inequality in lengthy wait time for access to health care among adults (aged 18-65) in Canada.

Biography:  Mohammad Hajizadeh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland and has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Western Ontario and McGill University. Prior to commencing his PhD studies, he worked as a faculty member at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for more than three years. Dr. Hajizadeh received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Global Health Research - Capacity Strengthening Program. He was a recipient of a CIHR Fellowship award.

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