Paper Title

[2.1] The struggles of Canadian healthcare

Presenter Information

Bryan M. CaillierFollow

Location

IB 1019

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

History | Philosophy | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The Canadian health care system is a very complex subject, but when dissected by Jeffrey Simpson in his book Chronic condition he opens up the notion that it needs many improvements. Some of his ideas include the potential use of nurse practitioners, better management at hospitals through regional health authorities, and the discussion of doctors' and nurses' wages. But before improvements are suggested, an understanding of the current system must be established. Simpson provides points on how it functions in practice (inside the hospitals), how the Medicare system is viewed by both citizens and government, and how the system is currently turning into a black hole, sucking in most of both provincial and federal funds. Even though it is such a complex issue, Simpson offers reasonable and achievable goals, and if implemented correctly, could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Canadian health care system.

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[2.1] The struggles of Canadian healthcare

IB 1019

The Canadian health care system is a very complex subject, but when dissected by Jeffrey Simpson in his book Chronic condition he opens up the notion that it needs many improvements. Some of his ideas include the potential use of nurse practitioners, better management at hospitals through regional health authorities, and the discussion of doctors' and nurses' wages. But before improvements are suggested, an understanding of the current system must be established. Simpson provides points on how it functions in practice (inside the hospitals), how the Medicare system is viewed by both citizens and government, and how the system is currently turning into a black hole, sucking in most of both provincial and federal funds. Even though it is such a complex issue, Simpson offers reasonable and achievable goals, and if implemented correctly, could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Canadian health care system.