Skolnick and Currie Section Marc de Jong Part Nine: Health and Medical Care Chapter 29 This chapter discussed the differences between health care in Canada and that in the US. Most Canadians prefer their single-payer health care system to that in the US. In Canada, core medical services are universal, portable, accessible, comprehensive, and publicly administered. Canadian Medicare was designed to allocate care on the basis of need. Why is there such a strong preference for the Canadian health care system over the US system? The authors discuss the pros and cons of each system with regards to bureaucracy, finances, waiting lists, technology, etc. (see pages 296-302). Chapter 30 This chapter discusses care in nursing homes. The author suggests that more and more evidence of under-staffing, misuse of medication and restraints and even physical abuse of patients in nursing homes emerges. The article provides a history of the development
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