Scientist and Expert Advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca
Thérèse Stukel is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto and Adjunct Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, New Hampshire.
It is easy to assume that the real problem with our health care system is "not enough" -- not enough physicians, not enough MRIs, not enough money. In fact, sometimes more care -- specifically care that you don't need -- can be harmful for your health, and expose you to unnecessary risks.
Maintaining the status quo is not sufficient for Canadians to retain pride in our health-care system. The time for reform is now. So how can Canadian policy-makers implement more coordinated care? We argue that virtual multi-specialty networks may be a useful model of care delivery.
05/24/2013 08:14 EDT
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