The private cost of health-care queues in Canada

Our closed government-heavy system stands in stark contrast to other universal health-care systems that have shorter wait times

The private cost of health-care queues in Canada
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Our closed government-heavy system stands in stark contrast to other universal health-care systems that have shorter wait times

How to shorten hospital wait times in Canada

We can address the supply of surgical procedures, the demand for surgery and improve co-ordination within the system

How to shorten hospital wait times in Canada
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We can address the supply of surgical procedures, the demand for surgery and improve co-ordination within the system

$2 billion in wages lost waiting for medical treatment

For the first time, the estimated number of Canadians who waited for medically-necessary treatment exceeded one million in 2017: Fraser Institute

$2 billion in wages lost waiting for medical treatment
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For the first time, the estimated number of Canadians who waited for medically-necessary treatment exceeded one million in 2017: Fraser Institute

How do we end emergency room madness?

The simple solution to overcrowding in our hospitals is to allow Canadians to purchase health insurance that covers medically-necessary care

How do we end emergency room madness?
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The simple solution to overcrowding in our hospitals is to allow Canadians to purchase health insurance that covers medically-necessary care

How to put Canadian health-care innovation into practice

It’s no easy feat in the often-intractable and rigid Canadian health system, but the payoff can be immense for patients and care providers

How to put Canadian health-care innovation into practice
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It’s no easy feat in the often-intractable and rigid Canadian health system, but the payoff can be immense for patients and care providers

Not every mental health concern requires a doctor

Perhaps the elixir of good feeling is available at a friend’s house, at the next desk in the office, or from a partner or spouse

Not every mental health concern requires a doctor
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Perhaps the elixir of good feeling is available at a friend’s house, at the next desk in the office, or from a partner or spouse

How do we address Canada’s scarcity of doctors?

Greater use could be made of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, including for relatively uncomplicated medical procedures

How do we address Canada’s scarcity of doctors?
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Greater use could be made of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, including for relatively uncomplicated medical procedures

Canada’s health-care wait times hit new record high

Although we know that universal systems elsewhere deliver more timely access at similar or lower costs, we still pursue wrong-headed policies

Canada’s health-care wait times hit new record high
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Although we know that universal systems elsewhere deliver more timely access at similar or lower costs, we still pursue wrong-headed policies

Looking beyond our borders for health-care cures

Compared to other countries, Canada has a high-cost system that delivers mediocre, and sometimes remarkably poor, performance

Looking beyond our borders for health-care cures
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Compared to other countries, Canada has a high-cost system that delivers mediocre, and sometimes remarkably poor, performance

How Alberta can deal with the ‘silver tsunami’ health-care crisis

If the NDP is going to lose the next election, the government should just fall on its sword and introduce a sales tax

How Alberta can deal with the ‘silver tsunami’ health-care crisis
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If the NDP is going to lose the next election, the government should just fall on its sword and introduce a sales tax

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