The architecture of our health system was created in the 1960s but we’ve had a demographic shift that’s been reversed since. Our health system needs to reflect our changing population and their needs
You can’t wave a magic wand and have everything in the health system suddenly delivered by homecare without there being explicit consideration of how to deploy this homecare workforce
Our health system has been designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals – rather than having the patient at the centre
We often fail to say the three most important words in medicine: I don’t know. There’s no shame in saying that.
In Canada, we deliver good medical care, but we’ve essentially built a sickness care system rather than a healthcare system.
As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.
We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system This convocation speech was delivered to graduating MDs at the University of Manitoba on the receipt of an honorary doctorate on May 14, 2015. André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff […]