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At the heart of Canada's prescription drug affordability crisis are the long approval processes and prospective reimbursement lists. Improving customer choice by allowing earlier access to new pharmaceuticals would be a silver bullet to reducing drug costs per treatment.
There was a good reason why Klein and his finance minister Jim Dinning acted when they did. Interest payments on provincial debt were consuming more and more tax dollars, diverting money away from the very programs Klein's critics claimed to value.
The move to per capita transfers means that health care transfers will not be based on need, but on population alone. We know there are a number of provinces with smaller populations and many with a disproportionately large number of seniors -- it will cost those provinces more in order to deliver the care they need, when they need it.
Canada's health expenditures as a share of the economy are, after accounting for our younger population, higher compared to every other developed nation with universal health insurance. Yet Canadians endure some of the longest delays for emergency care, primary care, specialist consultations, and elective surgery in the developed world.
TORONTO - The growth of total health spending in Canada has slowed, with the increase this year expected to be the lowest since the mid-1990s, a new report suggests.The report, from the Canadian Insti...
While total physician numbers are growing, for many physicians, their individual workloads appear to have declined but their compensation has not. In an era of tight public budgets, having more physicians doing less and costing more may be seen as a luxury. One thing is certain: The recent trend toward doing less for more is not a sustainable option.
TORONTO - Two new reports say Canada's spending on health care produces mixed results when the system's outcomes are compared to those of other countries.The country's breast cancer survival rate was...
Spending on health care is forecast to reach $200.5 billion this year, up $150 per Canadian over last year, according to a new report. While health care spending continues to grow, the pace of the inc...
TORONTO - Health-care costs in Canada doubled over the past decade and will cross the $200 billion mark this year, a report released Thursday reveals.The report shows, though, that the growth in healt...
Amid the attention given to the entertainment celebrities operating as outsiders, there is a need also to see how a different type of celebrity from the world of business -- Bill Gates -- is acting as an insider in the campaign of change with respect to financial institutions at the hub of global governance.
The Canadian population has been aging for the past 40 years, which means other costs drive the increase in health care spending -- those are the main culprits.