New study sheds light on an old problem in Canada’s hospitals and suggests that strategies to shorten wait times should be considered Canada’s emergency departments are very busy. Every year, Canadians make about 16 million visits to emergency rooms and more than one million Canadians are admitted to hospital through emergency departments. Given how complex [...]
Canada health care
To retain the promise of universal health care that Canadians cherish, we must change the way we attempt to deliver it Whether you ask physicians or patients, the answer is the same – Canada is failing to provide timely access to medical care. The U.S.-based Commonwealth Fund, in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Health [...]
It will take political courage to improve Canada’s health care system I spent my life teaching actuarial science at a university. As a result, I calculated lots of numbers: averages, expected values, variances. But, they were only numbers. What I didn’t see was the individual human story behind each calculation. But now that I am [...]
When assessments are made of Canada’s health care system, they often focus on the quality of treatment, cost per patient and outcomes. While such criteria are vitally important to consider, one other critical factor needs to be added to the equation – the potential economic benefits of adopting best practices used in other jurisdictions.