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The Low-Tech, Low-Cost, Team Approach to Delivering Medical Care Sometimes Works Better

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The Low-Tech, Low-Cost, Team Approach to Delivering Medical Care Sometimes Works Better

The other day, Suzanne rolled up in her car to check out a medical problem that landed me in hospital for about five weeks last spring. She comes to our home in a small village in Quebec near the US border about every month. Suzanne is a respiratory specialist who works out of the community health centre, called a CLSC, in a mid-sized city near us. Joanne is a physiotherapist who works out of the same health centre, and she comes to our home about every six weeks to offer advice.


By IRPP, Canada.


Health Policy Resource.


How Good Is Canadian Health Care? 2007 Report

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How Good Is Canadian Health Care? 2007 Report

This edition of How Good Is Canadian Health Care? provides answers to a series of questions that are important to resolve if Canada is to make the correct choices as it amends its health care policies. The study is strictly comparative and examines a wide number of factors for the member countries of the OECD in arriving at the answers to the questions posed. In this study, we primarily compare Canada to other countries that also have universal access, publicly funded, health care systems.


By Fraser Institute, Canada.


Health Policy Resource.


Waiting Your Turn: Hospital Waiting Lists in Canada, 17th Edition

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Waiting Your Turn: Hospital Waiting Lists in Canada, 17th Edition

The Fraser Institute’s seventeenth annual waiting list survey found that Canada-wide waiting times for surgical and other therapeutic treatments increased slightly in 2007. Total waiting time between referral from a general practitioner and treatment, averaged across all 12 specialties and 10 provinces surveyed, increased from 17.8 weeks in 2006 to 18.3 weeks in 2007. This small nationwide deterioration in access reflects waiting-time increases in 6 provinces, while concealing decreases in waiting time in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.


By Fraser Institute, Canada.


Health Policy Resource.


Aboriginal Health Care in Northern Ontario

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Aboriginal Health Care in Northern Ontario

with this publication, IRPP continues its research program Aboriginal Quality of Life, which includes a series of studies examining recent innovations in public policies, programs and partnerships involving Aboriginal people. This program builds on research on Aboriginal issues carried out as part of the Institute’s Art of the State III project, notably the contributions of Evelyn Peters, Joyce Green and Ian Peach, and John Richards, to the 2007 IRPP volume Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada.


By IRPP, Canada.


Health Policy Resource.