Projects

Project

The cost per case of cancer in New Brunswick
Project Number: P0004

Principal Investigator: Ted McDonald

Year Approved: 2016
Year Completed: 2019

Summary...
Recent legislation changes granted presumptive workers compensation coverage to New Brunswick firefighters who develop cancer. Since premiums are set on a cost-recovery basis, fund solvency requires that stakeholders have information on the typical cost associated with each type of cancer covered.

This project fills this information gap by estimating the cost per case of these cancers using New Brunswick patient level cost data. The cost estimates will be used to develop an estimate of the future cost to the workers’ compensation system.

Participation and retention in the breast cancer screening program in New Brunswick Canada
Project Number: IM0000

Principal Investigator: Ted McDonald

Summary...
New Brunswick (NB) Canada uses its breast cancer screening service program to assess the extent to which eligible NB women are complying with mammography guidelines. While many studies have investigated factors associated with participation in periodic breast cancer screening in Canada and elsewhere, most work has relied on self-reported surveys or smaller scale primary data collection.

Participation and retention in the breast cancer screening program in New Brunswick Canada