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Andre Picard (sp?) from the Globe and Mail writes columns/pieces on healthcare that are sometimes helpful/interesting and written for the general public. If you search for him on the G+M, articles come up, but they are locked. You may be able to access them through your university (or so my little brother claims :)).

 

Didn't the CBC have a series on their website on healthcare in Canada? Here you go:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/healthcare/

 

More specifically about medicare:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/medi-assur/index_e.html

 

An interesting tidbit:

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin1/010322d.asp

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really i think it is highly unnecessary to read about the structure of the health care system. the most important thing to know is some recent and general medical issues (think funding, resource allocation, etc). i read cmaj a lot and it did the trick.

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really i think it is highly unnecessary to read about the structure of the health care system. the most important thing to know is some recent and general medical issues (think funding, resource allocation, etc). i read cmaj a lot and it did the trick.
I think it would be pretty difficult to have an opinion on funding and resource allocation within our health care system if one does not have a grasp of how that system is structured and how it operates.

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"First Do No Harm: Making Sense of Canadian Health Care Reform." Terrence Sullivan and Patricia M. Baranek. Awesome summary of major issues in health care: wait lists, public health care, user fees, etc. and is very short, but use it for general information, be careful about quoting details (stats, funding formulas, etc.) as it is old, published 2002, and some of this data is more than likely out of date.

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For those of you who have done interviews before, do you feel as though reading the Shah book would suffice in providing enough info on the health care system to answer questions about it during the interview?

 

If you think it isn't enough, could you please suggest some specific articles I should read in order to prepare myself? (that's if I even get an interview...)

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Thanks for posting these great sites!=):D

 

A question on private health care from one of the readings:

 

"Canada spent an estimated $142 billion on health care in 2005.... Of that, just over $98.8 billion was spent by governments delivering public health care. About $43.2 billion was spent on private health care."

-http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/healthcare/public_vs_private.html

 

Could someone clarify this for me? I thought private health care means that doctors are not paid by both the person/insurance AND the government... so why would the Canadian government need to spend money on private health care?

 

Any comments appreciated, thanks! :P

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As part of a Healthcare Systems course I read parts of a great reference to the Canadian Healthcare System:

 

Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada

by Chandrakant P. Shah

 

At Amazon it the "frequently bought together" add is mentioning "Doing it Right," right now, so I'm assuming this is a common read for premeds. It offers a pretty in-depth review of the history of healthcare in Canada, including the medical care act and current status (as of 2003).

 

A Critique/Suggested Framework for our system was also presented by Michael Rachils in "A Prescription for Excellence," which is an easy read.

http://www.michaelrachlis.com/

 

Enjoy.

 

Can't imagine reading the Shah book for interviews.

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Canada's publicly funded health care system is locally known as as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. It also known as "medicare" which provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. This has been serving Canadians to give affordable medical services.

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Hi all,

 

You can learn about canadian health care system in this link.

 

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

 

 

Canadian health care system has been a assignment in advance back its inception. Reforms accept been fabricated over the accomplished four decades and will abide in acknowledgment to changes aural anesthetic and throughout society. The basics, however, abide the aforementioned - accepted advantage for medically all-important bloom affliction casework provided on the base of need, rather than the adeptness to pay.

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Hi all,

 

You can learn about canadian health care system in this link.

 

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

 

 

Canadian health care system has been a assignment in advance back its inception. Reforms accept been fabricated over the accomplished four decades and will abide in acknowledgment to changes aural anesthetic and throughout society. The basics, however, abide the aforementioned - accepted advantage for medically all-important bloom affliction casework provided on the base of need, rather than the adeptness to pay.

 

Clarity FTW.

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