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Universal national pharmacare for Canada may offer a small personal loss for a few but a larger public gain Universal national pharmacare for Canada may offer a small personal loss for a few but a larger public gain
By Robert Brown
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.

Is waiting longer for new prescription drug approvals necessarily a bad thing?
By Alan Cassels

The newest report from Canada’s brand name drug makers on access to new drugs has one key message: compared to other countries, Canada goes slow and low. New drugs are slower to be covered by our provincial drug plans and the numbers of people who get access to new drugs are lower than in other countries.

Why we should think twice before we institutionalize national pharmacare Why we should think twice before we institutionalize national pharmacare
By Alan Cassels

Amalgamation always seems like a good idea. Greater Victoria has 13 municipalities, 13 councils, oodles of separate fire and police departments and multiple separate teams of garbage-persons, road fixers, parks maintainers and others that you need to keep our cities humming.

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.


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