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Canadian medicare [electronic resource] : we need it and we can keep it /
Stephen Duckett and Adrian Peetoom.
imprint
Montreal ; Ithaca, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2013.
description
189 p. 22 cm.
ISBN
0773541543, 9780773541542
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Montreal ; Ithaca, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2013.
isbn
0773541543
9780773541542
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Our medicare structure in broad strokes -- Is medicare sustainable? -- Medicare and not much else? -- Let's get healthier -- Primary care : the foundation -- Pharmacare : the time is right -- Innovations in health care : who benefits? -- Those seniors once more -- Hospitals : Quality, Access, and efficiency -- Nurturing and obtaining the right skills -- Medicare -- The road ahead.
catalogue key
11762281
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-186) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Duckett, professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, is former foundation president and chief executive officer of Alberta Health Services. Adrian Peetoom is a retired publisher and author. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Medicare has been a crucial part of Canadian identity for nearly fifty years, and it stands in marked contrast to the US health system. But these facts alone do not protect it from dismissive swipes and criticisms, claims that the system is unsustainable, and even proposals to change medicare's fundamentals. In Canadian Medicare , Stephen Duckett and Adrian Peetoom show that the shared values underpinning medicare still provide a sound basis for the system's design.
Main Description
Medicare has been a crucial part of Canadian identity for nearly fifty years, and it stands in marked contrast to the US health system. But these facts alone do not protect it from dismissive swipes and criticisms, claims that the system is unsustainable, and even proposals to change medicare's fundamentals. In Canadian Medicare, Stephen Duckett and Adrian Peetoom show that the shared values underpinning medicare still provide a sound basis for the system's design. While medicare remains an important pillar of Canadian policy, changes can and must be made. The authors argue for improved primary care to better address increases in chronic diseases, a comprehensive strategy to provide care for the elderly, and the introduction of pharmacare. They demonstrate how, with proper investment, the health of Canadians can be maintained and even enhanced while the nation remains financially responsible. Accessibly written and clearly presented, Canadian Medicare is a call for Canadian citizens to improve on the foundation built by Tommy Douglas and Lester B. Pearson, to become more knowledgeable about their health care, and to let their politicians know that they need to act.
Table of Contents
A Call to Actionp. 3
Our Medicare Structure in Broad Strokesp. 14
Is Medicare Sustainable?p. 29
Medicare and Not Much Else?p. 39
Let's Get Healthierp. 55
Primary Care: The Foundationp. 68
Pharmacare: The Time Is Rightp. 86
Innovations in Health Care: Who Benefits?p. 92
Those Seniors Once Morep. 98
Hospitals: Quality, Access, and Efficiencyp. 113
Nurturing and Obtaining the Right Skillsp. 134
Medicare Voicesp. 149
The Road Aheadp. 167
Recommendationsp. 177
Key Canadian Health Organizationsp. 182
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 187
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