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Where to from here? [electronic resource] : keeping medicare sustainable /
Stephen Duckett.
imprint
Kingston, Ont. : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2012.
description
331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
155339318X, 9781553393184
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Book
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imprint
Kingston, Ont. : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2012.
isbn
155339318X
9781553393184
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11910881
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Duckett was the inaugural President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, Canadas largest provider of health care.
Summaries
Main Description
Duckett argues that while the fundamentals of Medicare are sound, a great deal of change is necessary to keep it sustainable. This book envisions a Medicare that is not static and simply responsive to problems, but an active, shifting system that keeps up with the evolving needs of a rapidly changing time. Duckett systematically lays out proposals for incremental change across a range of areas including primary care, hospitals, and the health workforce. Where to From Here? Presents an unflinching defense of one of Canada's iconic policies, while keeping a clear eye on the future of the nation's health.
Main Description
Universal healthcare, perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Canada's public policy, is under fire, criticized for its heavy expense and questionable sustainability. In Where to From Here?: Keeping Medicare Sustainable , Stephen Duckett defends Canadian Medicare, addressing key concerns and refuting criticism, while also acknowledging flaws in the system and room for improvement. Duckett argues that while the fundamentals of Medicare are sound, a great deal of change is necessary to keep it sustainable. This book envisions a Medicare that is not static and simply responsive to problems, but an active, shifting system that keeps up with the evolving needs of a rapidly changing time. Duckett systematically lays out proposals for incremental change across a range of areas including primary care, hospitals, and the health workforce. Where to From Here? presents an unflinching defence of one of Canada's iconic policies, while keeping a clear eye on the future of the nation's health.
Main Description
Universal healthcare, perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Canada's public policy, is under fire, criticized for its heavy expense and questionable sustainability. In Where to From Here?: Keeping Medicare Sustainable, Stephen Duckett defends Canadian Medicare, addressing key concerns and refuting criticism, while also acknowledging flaws in the system and room for improvement. Duckett argues that while the fundamentals of Medicare are sound, a great deal of change is necessary to keep it sustainable. This book envisions a Medicare that is not static and simply responsive to problems, but an active, shifting system that keeps up with the evolving needs of a rapidly changing time. Duckett systematically lays out proposals for incremental change across a range of areas including primary care, hospitals, and the health workforce. Where to From Here? Presents an unflinching defense of one of Canada's iconic policies, while keeping a clear eye on the future of the nation's health.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Medicare and its contextp. 9
The sustainability discoursep. 27
Improving the public's healthp. 49
Building the primary care foundationp. 71
Ensuring access to (the right) drugs, technologies, and innovationsp. 103
Supporting seniors' care needsp. 125
Getting hospitals and acute care rightp. 145
Ensuring the right skill set is availablep. 175
What others have said: Diagnoses and prescriptions for health care in Canadap. 193
How to get there from here: How the efficiency agenda (broadly defined) is at the heart of protecting health care access and quality in Canadap. 217
Appendix: Full list of policy recommendations contained in this bookp. 237
Notesp. 245
Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 329
About the authorp. 333
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