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The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 24 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. CAHO hospitals are leaders in the system, and collectively we make Ontario healthier, wealthier and smarter.

Healthier

Ontarians want their families and the people they love the most to live longer and to live better.  Health research makes Ontario healthier through the discovery of better care, cures and treatments for the most pressing challenges ‒ discovered here, tested here, and delivered here.

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Wealthier

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Ontarians want more value for their health care dollar. Research conducted in Ontario’s research hospitals finds new methods of delivering more efficient patient care, but also generates economic benefits. Every dollar spent on hospital research generates nearly three dollars of economic output and supports 41,000 jobs.

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Smarter

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Ontario’s research hospitals attract the best and brightest researchers and scientists from across the globe. These hospitals are home to more than 16,400 researchers and research staff. For Ontarians and patients in the health care system, this makes the system work smarter.

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Patients + Research Series

Patients + Research: Heather Harris

Meet Heather Heather Harris was one of 24 people who took part in a ground-breaking clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital for patients with early, aggressive multiple sclerosis. Heather Harris and daughter Zoe Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your health story? I noticed a numbness in my foot one morning that [...]

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