Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he hopes private clinics will bring the province’s surgical backlog to normal levels in a matter of months and promised on Monday that the expanded capacity at for-profit clinics is here to stay.
Ontario’s plan to clear its surgical backlog could be a crisis response, or a roadmap to our health care future
As Ontario reached the two-year mark of the pandemic earlier this year, it secured another grim milestone: the province’s surgical backlog had pushed past a million procedures.
The Canada Health Act transformed medicare. But 38 years on, it’s failing us. A new document to replace the Canada Health Act could be introduced to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Study after study shows that Canada’s health-care system is being outperformed by other OECD countries that also provide universal coverage.
An estimated quarter of Greater Victoria’s nearly 400,000 residents did not have a family doctor in February. In April, the wait times to see a doctor at a walk-in were the highest in Canada, at 161 minutes.
Canada’s health-care system that appears to be in meltdown. How the provinces solve this problem, if they solve it, could set the course for Canadian health care for decades to come.
There is nothing preventing the federal government from coming up with its own indicators based on available provincial data and creating a new grant that would complement the existing Canada Health Transfer, which would remain operating as it has.
The experience of the pandemic has required some updating to libertarian priors about how much people are willing to sacrifice to help each other. But that doesn’t mean we need to abandon libertarian principles altogether.
Analysis of the benefits of vaccination and the risk of infection has been plagued by junk science and political science both by proponents and opponents of vaccination.
Livio Di Matteo: Total health spending in Canada will reach $331B this year, driven by care deferred during the pandemic
We are in the curious position of being one of the biggest spenders on health in the developed world and yet marked by growing shortages of services as well as mediocre performance on many health indicator outcomes compared to countries that are spending less than we do.