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

More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

By thinking twice before prescribing and talking with patients about the risks of medications, clinicians are tackling overuse

More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications
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By thinking twice before prescribing and talking with patients about the risks of medications, clinicians are tackling overuse

Prevention cuts demand on the health system

Increased spending has entrenched an inefficient system that has inflated the cost of getting the same outcomes. It’s time for change

Prevention cuts demand on the health system
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Increased spending has entrenched an inefficient system that has inflated the cost of getting the same outcomes. It’s time for change

The danger of putting too much trust in doctors

The medical profession lectures the public on health. Some believe it’s time for the public to lecture the medical profession on ethics

The danger of putting too much trust in doctors
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The medical profession lectures the public on health. Some believe it’s time for the public to lecture the medical profession on ethics

Siblings who become caretakers often lack adequate support

Individuals with developmental disabilities live longer than ever and that means the responsibility for care is shifting to siblings

Siblings who become caretakers often lack adequate support
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Individuals with developmental disabilities live longer than ever and that means the responsibility for care is shifting to siblings

Putting our health-care workers to better use

It’s not just about having more doctors. It’s time we used all the skills that the wide variety of health workers have to offer

Putting our health-care workers to better use
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It’s not just about having more doctors. It’s time we used all the skills that the wide variety of health workers have to offer

Ontarians must consider real health-care reform

All three major parties promise massive new spending as the provincial election nears. Better they look to Saskatchewan for ideas

Ontarians must consider real health-care reform
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All three major parties promise massive new spending as the provincial election nears. Better they look to Saskatchewan for ideas

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

Facing frailty head-on

A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

Facing frailty head-on
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A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

Ottawa’s rules make health care worse

We’ve seen decades of policy paralysis, with provinces constantly under threat of penalty for exploring policy options

Ottawa’s rules make health care worse
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We’ve seen decades of policy paralysis, with provinces constantly under threat of penalty for exploring policy options