Canadians wait 630 more days than Americans before new drugs are approved and another 473 before public plans list them.
Ottawa has the prices of drugs in its sights. On the one hand, it has made changes to the calculation method for the price ceilings imposed on drugs sold in Canada. On the other, the idea of national government pharmacare to replace the provinces’ mixed plans is still in the air. These ill-advised public policies could actually raise total health care spending, while threatening Canadians’ access to the best available treatments, shows this publication by the MEI.
Our health-care system is unable to meet the demands on it — and the effects of population aging are only beginning to be felt.
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Last year, nearly 380,000 Quebecers—or over 1,000 patients a day—ended up leaving a hospital emergency room without having been attended to by a doctor, shows a publication launched by the MEI.
Il est temps d’aller au-delà du faux dilemme entre l’universalité et le modèle américain, et de regarder vers l’Europe
By one estimate, at any given moment, over one million Canadians — three per cent of the entire population — are waiting for a medical treatment.
Despite decades of animated public debates and the colossal sums spent—which keep on increasing—waiting times for Canadian patients continue to worsen, notes this study published by the MEI.
Montreal, December 4, 2019 – While governments keep shovelling billions of dollars into the country’s health care systems, and results continue to disappoint, a strong majority of Quebecers are open to entrepreneurship in order to alleviate the lack of service, all while maintaining the universal coverage of care. Indeed, across the country, it is Quebec that is the most open to this, shows a Leger poll carried out on behalf of the MEI.
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) commissioned Leger to poll Canadians on certain questions concerning the health care system.