How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population? As the population ages, experts say that the current institutional model of care needs to change to better support aging patients.

Dr. Ivy Bourgeault, a professor at the University of Ottawa, says that moving towards home care is an important step to cut costs and improve quality of care.

Gregory Huyer, who studies Health Systems with Professor Bourgeault, says that a restructuring of the workforce is necessary to achieve this.

Dr. Ivy Bourgeault is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy which is jointly funded by Health Canada.

Gregory Huyer is a Masters student in the Health Systems program in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Gregory is a member of the Canadian Health Human Resources Network and a Contributor to EvidenceNetwork.ca.

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Interview by Dane Wanniarachige, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca.

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