Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks“The response to privatization of health delivery should not be a knee-jerk one, that this is a no-go area for Canada.  Rather, public purchasers should be held to account for the nature of the contracts they sign and should not be able to hide behind confidentiality clauses.  They should disclose the prices being paid for services and demonstrate that they have negotiated a good deal for the public taxpayer.”

Stephen Duckett, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services; currently Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute, Australia.

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