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The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

On January 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA).

Backgrounder A primer on the legal challenge between Dr. Brian Day and British Columbia Backgrounder: A primer on the legal challenge between Cambie Surgeries Corporation (led by Dr. Brian Day) and British Columbia — and how it may affect our healthcare system
By Karen Palmer

In British Columbia, as in the rest of Canada, the health care system, “Medicare,” provides public funding for all medically necessary hospital and physician services.

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

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

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

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

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

Our health system has been designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals – rather than having the patient at the centre

Our healthcare system designed for the convenience of practitioners, not patients
By Andre Picard

We often fail to say the three most important words in medicine: I don’t know. There’s no shame in saying that.

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system
By Andre Picard

In Canada, we deliver good medical care, but we’ve essentially built a sickness care system rather than a healthcare system.

Our healthcare system designed for the convenience of practitioners, not patients

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 …

How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili

With a federal campaign in full force grabbing the majority of the headlines, a significant threat to Canada’s most treasured national program is going largely unnoticed.

Canada relying too heavily on unpaid caregivers — at a cost Canada relying too heavily on unpaid caregivers — at a cost
By Nicole F. Bernier

The unexpected and largely unreported good news about homecare in this country is that the vast majority of Canadians who receive home help or homecare for a chronic health condition are getting all the services they need.


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