Theresa Boyle Reporter
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Theresa Boyle is the Toronto Star's health reporter. Her coverage of the health beat has earned her some of Canada's top journalism honours. Theresa has a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she studied health-care reporting. She also has two undergraduate degrees -- one in economics and politics and another in journalism.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Improving health care in Ontario and Canada
  • Health care spending
  • Physician billing
  • Appropriateness
  • Relativity
  • Medical politics

26 Articles
almost 2 years ago
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Doctors’ virtual visits jumped by 5,600% during COVID. What does that mean for the future of Cana...

The pandemic has radically changed the way Ontarians get appointments with their family doctors

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almost 2 years ago
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As long-term care falters, ramping up funding for home care, community services is key, group tel...

The Ontario Community Support Association weighs in on an urgent debate. For years, healthcare leaders in the provinc...

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almost 2 years ago
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Offer the COVID vaccine to people who are pregnant, trying to conceive, CMAJ commentary says

There has been much debate over whether this population should get vaccinated

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almost 2 years ago
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Ontario sitting on billions in COVID-19 relief money for essential workers, health care, analysis...

It’s money an economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says could be used to “wrestle this second wav...

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almost 2 years ago
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In face of vaccine hesitancy, COVID efforts must be ‘culturally competent’ and ‘patient centred,’...

The Ontario Medical Association, which represents Ontario’s 33,000 practising doctors, is lending its voice to a grow...

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almost 2 years ago
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Province could likely mandate COVID-19 vaccine for health workers — and win a legal challenge, an...

Provincial governments should set clear rules for vaccinating health-care workers, rather than leaving it to employer...

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almost 2 years ago
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As pandemic rages, virtual health services are booming in a ‘policy vacuum’

Toronto-based Maple says many patients prefer to consult by secure texts and pay a fee. Critics ask why there is a ch...

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almost 2 years ago
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What about us? Community health workers say they’ve been forgotten in Ontario’s vaccine strategy

The government should get vaccines into the hands of community providers including nurses, physicians and pharmacists...

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almost 2 years ago
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‘We don’t have time for this’: Ontario doctors rail against red tape in long-term-care COVID fight

The Ontario Medical Association is calling on the Ford government to appoint ‘chief medical officers for long-term ca...

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over 2 years ago
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Ontario’s review of long-term care should include home care, other seniors’ services, head of hos...

The pandemic has overwhelmed all parts of the health system, not just long-term care, and seniors have paid the highe...

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over 2 years ago
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Cancer imaging scans decline as COVID-19 response dominates healthcare system

The number of CT and MRI scans to diagnose, stage and evaluate cancers has fallen in the province by 24 per cent and ...

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over 2 years ago
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After weeks of waiting, fear and anxiety, this woman’s cancer surgery, cancelled when COVID-19 hi...

Not overrun by COVID-19 to the extent feared, hospitals across the province gradually return to cancer and elective s...

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