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Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare
By Bryan Thomas and Colleen Flood
Are we finally in a health election campaign Are we finally in a health election campaign?
By Ryan Meili

It’s become almost a matter of faith: health and health care are perennially among the top priorities for Canadians, but are nearly invisible in election platforms and debates.

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare
By Robert McMurtry

Best practices not only enhance healthcare efficiency, they result in substantial economic savings too – a minimum of 15 percent according to most analyses.

McMurtryPosterMay20.15 Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda
By Robert McMurtry

Sadly, little, if any, progress has been made in the intervening 12 plus years since Romanow — and certainly not in the area of accountability, a sticking point for many Canadians.

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda
By Robert McMurtry

While the principles in healthcare of Universality, comprehensiveness, accessibility, portability and public administration continue to resonate with Canadians, we must maintain a constant vigilance of Medicare’s performance.

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda
By Robert McMurtry

For a healthcare system to continue to serve Canadians into the future, continued vigilance and progressive change with cost constraint must be attractive to policy and decision makers. Now it’s time we heard what our political parties plan to do for Medicare.

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare
By Robert McMurtry

In addition to timely health care, we must also establish a clear rationale for treatment in the first place. When, why and how interventions need to be undertaken should be re-examined across the country.

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare
By Robert McMurtry

Building on the successes of best practices already established in some regions of Canada should set the agenda for the future – to enhance healthcare efficiency and quality of care at lower costs.

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare
By Robert McMurtry

Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians, and in some jurisdictions, remain a significant problem. Recently the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) released their report for 2015. There is both encouraging news and areas in need of attention.

MCMURTRY_Putting-healthcare-on-the-federal-election-agenda Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda
By Robert McMurtry

A federal election could be called any time in the next few months, judging by the media coverage and the ramping up of political activity. Many issues have been crowding into the media headlines in anticipation of the election — but with a notable absence of any consideration of healthcare by our political parties.