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Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks
By Stephen Duckett

Transparency won’t solve all the issues of private sector contracting in healthcare, but without it, the risks for Canadians will almost certainly outweigh the benefits.

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks
By Stephen Duckett

The response to privatization of health delivery should not be a knee-jerk one, that this is a no-go area for Canada. Rather, public purchasers should be held to account for the nature of the contracts they sign and should not be able to hide behind confidentiality clauses.

Private Healthcare La prestation de soins de santé privés est possible dans un système financé par l’État, mais comporte certains risques
Par Stephen Duckett

En Alberta, une décision apparemment anodine, celle de remplacer des services de laboratoire dispensés par une multinationale états-unienne par des services offerts par une société australienne, a provoqué de véhéments tollés. Peut-on privatiser les services en santé?

Private Healthcare Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks
By Stephen Duckett

A decision by the Alberta Health Services last month seemed innocuous enough — to swap the tender for laboratory services from a United States-based transnational corporation to an Australian one — but it provoked a furore of discontent.

Comparaison des systèmes de soins de santé canadien et américain

Une chose sur laquelle les Américains et les Canadiens s’entendent est que les uns ne veulent pas du système de santé des autres, et vice versa. En vérité, la majorité des Américains ne savent pas comment fonctionne le système de santé du Canada et les Canadiens connaissent mal le système de santé américain.