The economic benefit of MedicAlert Foundation Canada identification and service-ON-492

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Epidemiology / Public health and policy, Life Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Other
Company: MedicAlert Foundation Canada
Project Length: 4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster'sPhDPostdoctoral fellow
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About the company: 

MedicAlert Foundation Canada was founded in 1961 by Nova Scotia paediatrician Maureen Roberts. For the past 60 years, MedicAlert’s mission has never changed: We provide high quality health information to first responders at a time of individual medical need when a person is not able to speak for themselves. MedicAlert Foundation Canada is one of ten affiliates (Australia, Cyprus, Iceland, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, US, Zimbabwe) of MedicAlert Foundation, a global charity serving 25 countries nationwide.  

Describe the project.: 

The project seeks to asses the economic benefit of MedicAlert Foundation Canada identification and service, at both the individual and system level.  Our international affiliate MedicAlert Foundation Australia conducted a study similar to this last year, wherein a mixed methods approach was taken, which provided both qualitative and quantitative data.  Desired outcome of this project would be to quantify the economic benefit of MedicAlert Canada identification and services at the system level as well as at the individual level.

Required expertise/skills: 

  • Familiarity working with health data sets and required privacy precautions
  • Familiarity working with cost data and usage data from public sources
  • Familiarity building evaluation frameworks