Mini-hospitals will complement Quebec’s health system, not erode it
Independent facilities, run by entrepreneurs, have an incentive to innovate and a greater capacity to do so given the smaller size of their organizations.
Learning to Be Patient: Emergency Room Wait Times Keep Rising Despite Promises
The median length of stay for a patient in an ER in Quebec was 5 hours and 11 minutes last year, according to this MEI study. With the exception of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the median length of stay of an emergency room visit has been increasing for four years, going from 4 hours and 31 minutes in 2018 to 5 hours and 11 minutes last year.
Specialized Medical Clinics Are Health Care System Allies
If you’ve been waiting months for an operation, what’s your main concern? Is it the administrative structure of the facility where you will be treated, or is it rather a reduction in the time you have to wait?
Canadians Clamour for Home Care, Ottawa Offers Institutions
There tends to be a bit of a disconnect between what the people want, and what the government delivers. Just look at long-term care.
Allowing private health insurance would ease Canadians’ suffering
Many other countries with universal health insurance allow so-called duplicate insurance to ease pressure on the public system.
Service matters most in health care
Ford’s plan to involve privately owned and operated facilities in delivering care within Ontario’s universal health system builds on well-documented success stories.
Reducing Bureaucracy to Attract More Nurses
Is changing a Quebecer’s bandage very different from changing a Manitoban’s?
Écoutons les citoyens. Repensons notre système de santé
Il n’est pas étonnant que trois Québécois sur quatre se disent ouverts à l’idée d’expérimenter des systèmes mixtes, tels qu’on les voit en France et en Suède.
Santé: le dogmatisme ne mène à rien
Il ne faut jamais attendre bien longtemps avant que les syndicats ressortent l’épouvantail de la privatisation et de l’austérité pour diaboliser les tentatives de réformes en santé.
Private sector has a role to play in revamping health care
The public is not ready to keep pumping more and more money into a system that doesn’t work. What the people want instead is a real reform.