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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



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 numbers. Principal researcher Dr. Paul Peters, now at Carleton University, was a researcher with the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training at the University of New Brunswick when he and the NB-IRDT team developed a scenario-based forecasting model to try to predict what New...

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