Managing Healthcare: Why Brains and Money Aren’t Enough

Managing Healthcare: Why Brains and Money Aren’t Enough

How improving healthcare for the frail elderly can also cut costs

How improving healthcare for the frail elderly can also cut costs

Ambulance fees are an obstacle on the road to care

Ambulance fees are an obstacle on the road to care

Imagine you’re a physician seeing a six month old child in clinic. She has a fever and cough, she’s working hard to breathe and her oxygen levels are falling. You know she needs assessment in the emergency room and requires transportation in an ambulance in case her condition worsens en route. Her family understands the urgency of the situation, but asks, “Could we take her there in our car?”

Canada and U.S. both ration healthcare – they just do it differently

Canada and U.S. both ration healthcare – they just do it differently

Like Canada, the U.S. also overuses medical technology. CT scans in emergency rooms come to mind. But when there’s talk of using this type of service more rationally, cries of rationing ring through the media.