Why hiring consultants to fix our healthcare system doesn’t work

Why hiring consultants to fix our healthcare system doesn’t work

The use of management consultants to design reforms for Canada’s health systems has become increasingly popular by both provincial and federal governments over the past several decades – but it’s not always been good value for money spent.  So why do we do it? In my home province of Manitoba, the newly installed Conservative government […]

Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever – but is that good news?

Canada has more doctors and health specialists than ever – but is that good news?

The recent negotiations between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Government highlight the complex relationship between physicians and health spending.

Le Canada et le Québec comptent un nombre record de médecins et de spécialistes de la santé, mais est-ce une bonne nouvelle?

Le Canada et le Québec comptent un nombre record de médecins et de spécialistes de la santé, mais est-ce une bonne nouvelle?

Partout au pays, les provinces tentent de réduire leurs dépenses de santé et se préoccupent beaucoup des coûts croissants associés aux médecins. Ont-elles raison? Oui — et non.

Why American doctors are calling for Canadian-style medicare

Why American doctors are calling for Canadian-style medicare

In a dramatic show of physician support for deep health care reform in the U.S, more than 2,200 physician leaders have signed a “Physician’s Proposal” calling for sweeping change.

Five challenges for bending the healthcare cost curve in Canada

Five challenges for bending the healthcare cost curve in Canada

Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year: expenditure growth on public healthcare in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost-curve or more short-term cost-cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers.

Why one of Canada’s big banks is calling for greater income equality

Why one of Canada’s big banks is calling for greater income equality

A moneylender sees the light, discovering a spirit of giving and generosity. It’s a classic Christmas tale of redemption — and redistribution — but this year the convert in question appears to be one of Canada’s biggest banks.

Financement par activité : un saut dans l’inconnu

Financement par activité : un saut dans l’inconnu

Une majorité de la population ne se rend probablement pas compte que le système de santé au Canada subit actuellement une profonde transformation de son financement, qui est susceptible d’avoir de grandes répercussions sur les patients.

New hospital funding model is a leap of faith

New hospital funding model is a leap of faith

Most Canadians probably don’t realize that health care in Canada is quietly undergoing a major transformation in funding that could significantly impact patients. Three provinces are implementing a new funding model for hospitals and other provinces are watching with interest.