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January-10-17The Challenges of Updating the Deprivation Index with Data from the 2011 Census and the National Household Survey (NHS)
In 2011, the Canadian National Household Survey (NHS) replaced the long-form census, introducing a potential bias regarding the small-scale use of NHS data and having an incidence on the deprivation index update.
This document outlines the methodological scenarios that were tested in order to update the 2011 deprivation index.
- The replacement of the long-form census by the voluntary National Household Survey (NHS) in 2011 led to a sharp increase in the global non-response rate.
- Updating the material and social deprivation index (MSDI) with 2011 data risks to introduce a non-response bias and lead to inaccurate results.
- Four versions of the 2011 MSDI featuring various adjustments were tested to assess its quality and to identify the most comparable...
This report is the result of a mandate from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) [Québec’s ministry of health and social services] to produce a knowledge synthesis focused on nine courses of action which pertain to “illicit” psychoactive substances and which have not been implemented, or have been implemented only on a limited scale or as a pilot project in Québec.
The nine courses of action are:
- Education programs for overdose prevention and management with naloxone;
- Supervised consumption services;
- Prison syringe exchange programs;
- Low-threshold housing programs; ...
September-30-16Healthcare-Associated Infections Provincial Surveillance Program: Highlights, Discussions and Orientations 2014–2015
The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) [Québec’s public health institute] has been mandated by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) [Québec’s ministry of health and social services] to oversee the provincial surveillance of healthcare-associated (HA) infections. The Comité sur les infections nosocomiales du Québec (CINQ) [Québec healthcare-associated infections committee] and the Comité de surveillance provinciale des infections nosocomiales (SPIN) [Provincial committee for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections] have set up a structured surveillance program to support public health administrations and local infection prevention and control teams in general as well as specialized acute healthcare facilities.
The data for 2014–2015...