Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System by Dr. David GratzerCode Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System by Dr. David Gratzer

Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System

byDr. David Gratzer

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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In Code Blue: Reviving Canada’s Health Care System, David Gratzer takes a close look at Canada's health care system—from the overcrowded emergency rooms of Montreal hospitals, to the thriving practices of Canadian doctors who have decided to head south. He explores our misconceptions about the American health care system, analyzes demographic trends, and exposes the emptiness of political debate on the subject. Gratzer argues convincingly that the problems with Medicare stem from its very structure, a structure that will only continue to weaken as Canada’s population grows older. Do the commonly proposed solutions to these problems—increased funding, two-tiered services, better management, user fees—really have what it takes to correct such major flaws? Gratzer concludes they don’t, and looks at several models in other countries before writing his own prescription for Canada's.
Title:Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550223933

ISBN - 13:9781550223934

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The new voice of Canadian healthcare reform Forget the Romanow Commission, if you want to know the real state of Canadian healthcare, read this book. I was shocked to find out just how shaky the foundations of our country's public health system really are.
Date published: 2002-04-07

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Our nation`s health care system is in worse shape than ever before. Increasingly strident government cutbacks have made it harder and harder for Canadians to gain access to the medical care that their tax-dollars are paying for. Code Blue is an uncompromising look at the factors that are contributing to the decline of our medical system, the debate raging around health care reform and possible solutions for the new millennium. Highly informed and expertly written, this is a book that concerns the future of every Canadian citizen.

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“In clear and concise prose, David Gratzer’s Code Blue guides us through the dark corridors of Canada’s deteriorating health care system. . . . In the end, Gratzer opens the window on a bright solution—medical savings accounts—and shows us how a health care system should operate, with patients in control. Code Blue is an important book that should launch a long-overdue debate over the most important issue facing Canada.”  —Financial Post