Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-care System Needs To Be Dragged Into The 21st Century

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-care System Needs To Be Dragged Into The 21st Century

by Jeffrey Simpson

Penguin Group Canada | August 27, 2013 | Trade Paperback

3 out of 5 rating. 1 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
Medicare is the third rail of Canadian politics. Touch it and you die. Every politician knows this truism, which is why no one wants to debate it. Privately, many of them understand that the health-care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it is-increasingly ill-adapted to an aging popula­tion with public costs growing faster than government revenues.
In Chronic Condition, Jeffrey Simpson explores the options we have to grapple with this growing problem, including cuts in non-health-care spending, tax increases, various types of privatization, and finding savings within health care itself. His research takes him to emergency rooms and private clinics across Canada as he listens to health professionals, researchers, and administrators outline the challenges they face. Simpson examines the tenets of the medicare system that Canadians cling to so passionately.
Combining impressive research, political acumen, and a sense of civic urgency, Chronic Condition breaks the silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face. It is a catalyst for a much-needed public debate about an essential Canadian service.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.25 × 2.07 × 0.43 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143181009

ISBN - 13: 9780143181002

save
28%

In Stock Hurry, only 0 left! Not yet released

$15.20  ea

Online Price

$20.00 List Price

or, Used from $24.00

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-care System Needs To Be Dragged Into The 21st Century

by Jeffrey Simpson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.25 × 2.07 × 0.43 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143181009

ISBN - 13: 9780143181002

From the Publisher

Medicare is the third rail of Canadian politics. Touch it and you die. Every politician knows this truism, which is why no one wants to debate it. Privately, many of them understand that the health-care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it is-increasingly ill-adapted to an aging popula­tion with public costs growing faster than government revenues.
In Chronic Condition, Jeffrey Simpson explores the options we have to grapple with this growing problem, including cuts in non-health-care spending, tax increases, various types of privatization, and finding savings within health care itself. His research takes him to emergency rooms and private clinics across Canada as he listens to health professionals, researchers, and administrators outline the challenges they face. Simpson examines the tenets of the medicare system that Canadians cling to so passionately.
Combining impressive research, political acumen, and a sense of civic urgency, Chronic Condition breaks the silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face. It is a catalyst for a much-needed public debate about an essential Canadian service.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart