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Danielle Martin

Médecin de famille et vice-présidente de l’hôpital Women’s College de Toronto

Danielle Martin est l'auteure de BETTER NOW : Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians, publié plus tôt ce mois-ci chez Penguin Random House. La Dre Martin est omnipraticienne et vice-présidente des affaires médicales et des solutions en matière de système de santé à l'Hôpital Women's College de Toronto. Elle est experte-conseil auprès du site EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Trump's Trade Agenda Could Put Canadian Medicare In

Trump's Trade Agenda Could Put Canadian Medicare In Crosshairs

Other than driving doctors to activism that might even send them north across the border, threats to the Canadian system as a result of the Trump agenda relate less to the repeal of Obamacare and more to his intention to renegotiate NAFTA.
05/15/2017 09:43 EDT
Want To Feel Lucky? Watch The American Health Care

Want To Feel Lucky? Watch The American Health Care Debate

As his first act in office, Donald Trump signed an executive order, taking the first step to repeal the Affordable Care Act. With the stroke of a pen, 20 million Americans may soon find themselves without health insurance.
02/01/2017 05:10 EST
Basic Income Is Just What the Doctor

Basic Income Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

What makes people sick? Infectious agents like bacteria and viruses and personal factors like smoking, eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle. But none of these compares to the way that poverty makes us sick. Prescribing medications and lifestyle changes for our patients who suffer from income deficiency isn't enough; we need to start prescribing healthy incomes. The upstream factors that affect health -- such as income, education, employment, housing, and food security -- have a far greater impact on whether we will be ill or well. Of these, income has the most powerful influence, as it shapes access to the other health determinants.
09/08/2015 12:48 EDT
It's Okay to Fail in Healthcare As Long As We Learn From Our

It's Okay to Fail in Healthcare As Long As We Learn From Our Mistakes

In a public healthcare system, too often system failures end up as fodder for Question Period battles rather than impetus for learning. When investments have been made in new models of health service funding and delivery that don't work out, it can be difficult to proclaim failure as a means to move toward success.
03/05/2015 03:20 EST
Canada Needs a National Standard for Drug Coverage, Not a Patchwork

Canada Needs a National Standard for Drug Coverage, Not a Patchwork System

Better pharmacare for all Canadians will be difficult to achieve without the federal government at the table. The government of Canada could lead on this issue in a way that no single province or territory can do, by supporting the development of a single national list of drugs to be covered for all Canadians and by harnessing the purchasing power of the whole nation to get the best possible bang for our buck.
10/01/2014 05:28 EDT
Harper Hacks Down Our

Harper Hacks Down Our Medicare

We need leaders who will rise to the challenge of protecting and improving medicare, not shirk their responsibilities. Prime Minister Harper, you are needed back at the table for a 2014 Health Accord. Canadians have real expectations of you, not just to cut cheques -- and increasingly smaller cheques at that -- but to lead Canada on health care. Your absence will hurt the health of Canadians.
07/18/2012 05:09 EDT