Precis on Health Care in Canada

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Precis on Health Care in Canada By: Charles Mowery ISS 215 Health care spending in Canada is projected to reach $160 billion, or 10.6% of GDP, in 2007. This is slightly above the average for OECD countries. In Canada, the various levels of government pay for about 70% of Canadians' health care costs, which is about average for a developed country. Canada is unusual in that the government pays for almost 100% of hospital and physician care, but contributes very little in areas such as prescription drug costs, dental care and Emergency Medical Services. The government health care system has been dealing with two persistent problems and sources of controversy: wait times and a shortage of physicians. There is also debate about whether increasing privatization will improve or degrade the overall system. The first organized
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Unformatted text preview: health care in Canada were hospitals set up by Catholic religious orders in New France Religiously run hospitals were the norm up to the early twentieth century. The Canadian Health Care system is often compared to the United States Health Care system. The U.S. system spends the most in the world per capita, and was ranked 37th in the world by the World Health Organization in 2000, while Canada's health system was ranked 30th, using certain specific criteria. This prcis focuss on a lot of the issues and problems are going on in the Economy especially that of which in the United States. Many of which we have covered and gone over in ISS....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Fall '06 term at Michigan State University.

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