Canada’s healthcare system has brains and money, but it’s still not performing well. Find out how a new generation of Canadian academics can use management skills to improve health outcomes across the country. Adalsteinn Brown is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana Chair […]
Medical frailty already affects over one million Canadians. It can be expensive and upsetting for frail people and their loved ones. Dr. John Muscedere explains how Canada’s healthcare system can better support frail people, who are typically elderly and more vulnerable. Find out how better healthcare for people who are medically frail also improves care for people who are younger and have more […]
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?”
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.