Health Canada’s health information portal is full of jargon and misdirection.
Health Canada’s website contains a vast array of information that’s often incomplete, incomplete, or confusing.
It also includes links to various websites that don’t necessarily match up.
The latest study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which analyzed more than 11,000 health information portals and sites, finds that Health Canada frequently ignores the information it’s providing.
In addition to the lack of clarity in health information, the researchers found that the information on its websites is often inaccurate.
“The information presented is often based on outdated information, sometimes incorrect information, or outright lies,” said Sarah Joly, director of policy at the Centre for Social and Policy Research (CSPR), which conducted the study.
“For example, some health information that was provided on the Health Canada website is misleading or outdated, or that is confusing, because it includes outdated information that has been debunked.”
Health Canada didn’t respond to a request for comment, but the organization did post a statement in its English-language Health Information website, which is now offline.
The statement reads:We acknowledge the fact that many of the health information available on the website may be inaccurate or outdated and are working to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information.
However, because of the large number of links to non-Canadian websites, it is impossible to determine which health information is accurate or up-to-date.
We encourage Canadians to use the links in the information that is presented on the site and to review the information they receive to ensure that it is accurate.
The study was based on the results of a survey conducted between October and November of this year.
Researchers interviewed more than 100 Canadians and compared their answers to data from the Federal Public Health Agency.
The researchers found the vast majority of Canadians were confused by the information in the Health Information portal.
A quarter of respondents had never heard of the Centre For Social and Personalised Health Information (CSPHI), the organization that collects health information from people, but were still unsure of what information was available.
“Many people who visited the Health information portal were surprised to find that the site was a bit outdated, as it included information that wasn’t current,” said Dr. Michael Gervais, one of the researchers.
The Centre for Public Health Information was established in 1987, and was the first federal agency to collect and use data on Canadians, said Gervias.
The survey revealed that one-third of Canadians have not read the Centre’s website, or it doesn’t provide any information on the health services that it offers.
Dr. Gervis said he’s heard the same thing from people who have tried to use CSPHI’s website.
“I don’t know why people would want to come here and use this site,” he said.
The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternative says there are three main ways Canadians can improve their health information.
First, Canadians can access information from multiple sources, including the Federal government, local health authorities, and the Centre.
Second, they can download the Health and Safety Guide for Canada.
Third, they should look for information in their local newspaper or other publication.
“When people don’t get the right information, they may have an adverse reaction to it, or they may get discouraged,” said Joly.
“People should take the time to understand what they’re getting into and to understand how much they are actually paying for health care.”
The CSPHA does not provide any health information directly to Canadians, but provides information on how to check your own health.
Joly says this information is often outdated.
“You can go to the Centre, get the Health Guide, and check the information, but it’s not clear if the information is relevant,” said Gavais.
He also said the information contained on the Centre is often incomplete or misleading.
“In the information we get, we’re not sure what information is included, but we do know that many times the information doesn’t match up with the information available elsewhere,” said Tami Brown, the Centre of Public Health for the CSPHB.
“We also don’t really have the information to tell you what the risks are.”
The report also found that many people are not sure whether they are entitled to health insurance or if they qualify for provincial coverage.
“Some of the information was really inaccurate and sometimes inaccurate, and we are still looking into that,” said Brown.
“A lot of people think they qualify, but they don’t have a way of getting that information.
We have to be very careful about not telling people that they don, because that’s just wrong.”