CDN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SCORES LOW IN INT'L STUDY

Jan 28, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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A survey of family doctors from Canada and nine other countries finds patients here face longer waits, and there’s less co-ordination of care and use of e-records.
The survey compared responses of physicians in Canada, U.S., Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.
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An official with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which released the findings, says this and other global rankings are important for identifying gaps and emerging challenges.
The study comes as Ottawa, provinces and territories begin discussions on a new health accord.
C-I-H-I’s Kathleen Morris says, ”Understanding where Canada fits in a broader system highlights the big opportunities for us to improve health care.”
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