By Katherine McGilton and John Muscedere Canadian Frailty Network, Canadian health, Canadians, frailty, health, Health care systems, health risks, living with frailty, medically frail, older adults, seniors, social supports
Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports Today, over one million Canadians are medically frail — approximately 25 per cent of those over age 65 and 50 per cent past age 85. The aging of Canadian society and the growing number of older adults living […]
By Raisa Deber Affordable health care, Canada healthcare system, Canadian health, Canadian healthcare system, federal government, Funding models, Health care costs, healthcare funding, insufficient funding, provincial government, publicly funded healthcare system
A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Canadian Healthcare Network and The Province As a recent Globe and Mail investigation has noted, some Canadians have had to pay extra for care that they thought would be fully covered. The investigation reveals how complex this set of issues can be. As many […]
By Terry Klassen and Leah Crockett Canada Health Act, Canadian health, Child health, children, emergency care, emergency departments, medical needs, pediatric care, pediatric specialist, pediatrician
Wide variation across the country can be catastrophic and costly A version of this commentary appeared in the Huffington Post, Winnipeg Free Press and Afro News When a child is sick or injured, our health system usually delivers excellent care. That’s good news. Yet the adage that “children are not small adults” — and have specific medical […]
By Gregory Marchildon and Raisa Deber Affordable health care, Canada healthcare system, Canadian health, Canadian healthcare system, federal government, Funding models, Health care costs, healthcare funding, insufficient funding, provincial government
How much should the federal government pay towards health care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments.