Linda Cazale

Linda Cazale
Institut de la statistique du Québec · Secrétariat général et affaires juridiques

Doctor of Public Health

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Objective: We investigated the association between junk food consumption at lunchtime (JCL) and fast-food outlet access near school among secondary-school children in Quebec. Design: A geographic information system database was used to characterize the food environment around a sub-sample of 374 public schools in which 26 655 students were enrol...
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In Québec, more than half (52%) of secondary school students had not eaten junk food for lunch during the week preceding the study, while a little less than half (48%) had eaten junk food for lunch one or more times. Close to 40% of students in Québec public secondary schools have access to at least two fast-food restaurants within 750 metres. Cons...
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Le présent rapport sur les données publiques concernant les hommes québécois s’inscrit dans un programme de recherche sur trois ans portant sur les perceptions des hommes québécois de leurs besoins psychosociaux et de santé ainsi que de leur rapport aux services. Le rapport présente à la fois les principales caractéristiques des hommes de tout âge...
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Teamwork is a key component of the health care renewal strategy emphasized in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and in other countries to enhance the quality of oncology services. While this innovation would appear beneficial in theory, empirical evidences of its impact are limited. Current efforts in Quebec to encourage the development of local interdis...
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This study evaluates the implementation and impact of a pilot project aimed at establishing an integrated service network for adults with severe mental disorders in an urban area in the province of Quebec. Post-implementation evaluation shows that the project helped improve the perceived integration and quality of services. However, the implementat...
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In this paper we focus on governance and the added value of regionalization in the context of health policy implementation. What are regional boards' patterns of action in the governance process?How do these patterns favour policy implementation? ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK: To enhance our understanding of the role of regional boards in governance process...
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In conjunction with a study focusing on the implementation and effect of an integrated care network for cancer patients in the Monteregie region in Quebec, the vignette research strategy was adopted to assess the quality of care provided by the interdisciplinary teams working with this clientele. This research strategy has only recently been used t...
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Background In conjunction with a study focusing on the implementation and effect of an integrated care network for cancer patients in the Monteregie region in Quebec, the vignette research strategy was adopted to assess the quality of care provided by the interdisciplinary teams working with this clientele. This research strategy has only recently...
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Based on lessons learned from the evaluation of the implementation of an integrated oncological services network in Québec, this paper discusses the following question: to what extent is strong clinical leadership a propitious means of transforming health-care systems, especially when the change leads to significant evolution in inter-professional...
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This article describes an experience of integration of services to people with mental health disorders on a local basis. The experience took place in a rural region between 1998 and 2001 and was funded by the Fonds pour l'adaptation des services de santé (FASS). The authors describe th specific context of the experience, the intervention model whic...
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Cet article rend compte d'une experience locale d'integration des services aupres d'une clientele souffrant de troubles mentaux. L'experience s'est deroulee dans une region rurale entre 1998 et 2001 et a ete financee par le Fonds pour l'adaptation des services de sante (FASS). Les auteurs decrivent le contexte particulier de l'experimentation, le m...
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It has been suggested that strategic management in public services tends to be oriented towards preserving and perpetuating current patterns of service provision, rather than changing priorities. However, faced with severe resource constraints combined with growing demand and rapidly developing technology, public hospitals in Canada have come under...
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This paper draws on a case study of a large public hospital to examine the processes of leadership and strategic change in organizations where goals are unclear and authority is fluid and ambiguous. The case history describes the evolution of leadership roles during a period of radical change in which a general hospital acquires a university affili...
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Under ambiguous authority, effective strategic change requires collaborative leadership. Yet, radical change often involves new power distributions, making collaboration difficult. An exploratory case study of the large hospital suggests that change may be achieved in a cyclical pattern where leadership roles are redistributed through the influence...
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This article reports the results of a case study, spanning a period of 10 years, of the merger of two hospitals in a publicly-funded health system. A political economy model was used to analyse the determinants of the merger. Results show that external political economy factors, mainly pressure from the state to rationalize health services and the...

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