Thursday, November 1, 2012

We can sustain our healthcare system: Here's how

We can sustain our healthcare system: Here's how
So what’s actually causing the increases in our health spending? Evidence shows that the cost drivers are high technology, increased service utilization across all ages, and wage increases. 
You may be surprised to learn that there have only been modest increases in the percentage of GDP consumed by health care in Canada (a move from 10.0% in 1992 to 10.5% in 2007, before the 2008 financial crisis which negatively affected GDP growth). No crisis is reflected in the national numbers.

No, the Ontario healthcare system is not broken. It is improving and changing. Individual horror stories abound. Individual practitioners need better training and support. Doctors and other staff need information about palliative care.

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