The latest from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

CCA Appoints Expert Panel on Health Data Sharing in Canada


Posted: June 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Datasets , Media , Population Research , Evidence-based Policy , Partners

“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.” - Peter Senge The sharing of health data has positively impacted the Canadian health care system and saved countless lives. Recently, responding to a request from the Public Health Agency of...

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Busier obstetricians means fewer patient complications

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Population Research , Health , Evidence-based Policy

Women undergoing C-sections with lower volume providers or specialists other than obstetricians are at much higher risk of complications   Caesarean sections (C-sections) account for approximately 4.9% of all inpatient surgeries in New Brunswick and rates have been rising throughout Canada.  NB-IRDT researchers looked at all hospital admissions for C-sections in New Brunswick between April 2004 and March...

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Immigrants as permanent residents

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Economics , Population Research , Labour Markets

It’s easy to track how many immigrants are accepted into a province as permanent residents through immigration programs. It is much harder to keep track of what happens after they arrive. Many New Brunswickers are counting on immigration to help alleviate the economic and social challenges we face as a result of NB’s demographic challenges. For New Brunswick to fully benefit from immigration, we need to dig deeper to understand the immigrant experience once they arrive in our...

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Projected New Brunswick population in 2036

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Population Research

  Note: The publications in this post are from 2017 and 2018, before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the associated migration of residents to New Brunswick. For updated information on provincial numbers, refer to the most current information available from Statistics Canada.    In 2017, we published one of the first in-depth examinations of how New Brunswick’s population is expected to change over the coming decades, both in terms of geographic distribution and...

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