Profiles of Public Health Systems in Canada: Jurisdictional Review Methodology
The objective of this jurisdictional review is to gather up-to-date and reliable publicly available and peer-reviewed literature detailing how provincial/territorial public health systems in Canada are organized, governed, financed, and supported in terms of their workforce. Between 2020 and 2021, using the strategy presented below, study team members conducted searches for specific topics of interest. Literature meeting the inclusion criteria was abstracted using a standardized data abstraction form adapted from a template developed by the European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies (details below) (Rechel, Jakubowski, et al., 2018; Rechel, Maresso, et al., 2018). A narrative synthesis of information was used to draft detailed “Profiles of Public Health Systems in Canada,”1 which were critically reviewed by study team members and independently reviewed by subject matter and local experts external to our study team.