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Influence: A Collection of Writings by Steven Lewis July 2012
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Table of Contents

This collection is an assembly of reprints from various sources. The print version which is sold out and no longer available was copyedited and proofread for quality and consistency. The individual chapters on the web version link to the original articles written by Mr. Lewis and may not match the book’s print version exactly.

Note from the Editor
Kira Leeb

Foreword

Roy Romanow

Chapter One: Advocating for Reform

Why Health Reform?

Steven Lewis and Stephen Leeder

Commentary on the Sustainability of Canada's Healthcare System

Steven Lewis

A WestJet Healthcare System?

Steven Lewis

Decoding Mazankowski: A Symphony in Three Movements

Steven Lewis and Colleen Maxwell

Regionalization: Making Sense of the Canadian Experience

Steven Lewis and Denise Kouri

After the Sensible Reforms, What? The Next Big Issue in Wait-Time Management 

Steven Lewis

Can a Learning-Disabled Nation Learn Healthcare Lessons from Abroad?

Steven Lewis

Extreme Makeover: Can We Achieve Rapid Improvement in Canada's Healthcare System?

Nandita Chaudhuri, Bonnie Brossart, Steven Lewis and Gill White

Afterword: Delivering Quality by Design

Steven Lewis

Chapter Two: The Call for Professional Accountability

Degrees of Separation: Do Higher Credentials Make Healthcare Better?

Steven Lewis

Primary Healthcare: The All-Too-Quiet Revolution in Waiting

Steven Lewis and Jeanette Edwards

Spare the Policy, Spoil the Profession

Steven Lewis

Pay for Performance: The Wrong Time, the Wrong Place?

Steven Lewis

A Man for All Sections: Physicians, Heed Thy Hobbes?

Steven Lewis

CMA Emerges Dazed from Cave, Writes Report

Steven Lewis

Interview with Penny Ballem

Steven Lewis

So Many Voices, So Little Voice

Steven Lewis

Chapter Three: Research to Inform Policy

Creating Incentives to Improve Population Health

Steven Lewis

Toward a General Theory of Indifference to Research-Based Evidence

Steven Lewis

How Has Health Services Research Made a Difference?

Steven Lewis

How Research Influences Policy Makers: Still Hazy after All These Years

Steven Lewis

Health Services Research: Rethinking the Quest To Be Useful

Steven Lewis

Weapons of Mass Seduction

Steven Lewis

Categorical Nonsense, p < .05

Steven Lewis and Denise Kouri 

Chapter Four: The Reactionarian

On Privatization

Courting Trouble: The Supreme Court’s Embrace of Private Health Insurance

Colleen Flood and Steven Lewis

Medicare’s Fate: Are We Fiddlers or Firefighters?

Steven Lewis

Physicians: It’s in Your Court Now

Steven Lewis

Chaoulli, Truly: A Supreme Irony

Steven Lewis

Conflict of Interest

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Pfizer: Sparks Fly Over Recent CIHR Appointment

Steven Lewis

Well I Declare: The Emasculation of Conflict-of-Interest

Steven Lewis

Neoliberalism, Conflict of Interest, and the Governance of Health

Research in Canada

Steven Lewis

Drug Pricing in Canada

Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 1: How It All Began

Steven Lewis

Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 2: Did Retail Pharmacy Need Rebates?

Steven Lewis

Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 3: The Soul of the Pharmacy Profession

Steven Lewis

Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 4: Lessons for Medicare

Steven Lewis

Making the News

Federal Election 2008: Interview (Mock)

Steven Lewis

The Scary Headlines We Don’t See

Steven Lewis

The Conference Board: Rank Amateurs with an Agenda?

Steven Lewis

My Evening with the Future

Steven Lewis

This Just In: Systems Designed to Fail, Fail

Steven Lewis

A Texas-Sized Spread in Canada (or an Exposé on Healthcare Spending in a Poor US County)

Steven Lewis

Don’t Make Me Gag

Steven Lewis

Danny William’s Ironic Adventure

Steven Lewis

Conclusion

Actually, I’d Rather Write about Baseball

Steven Lewis

Afterword

Virtuosity in Health Policy

Terrence Sullivan

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