Wasting Away: The Undermining of Canadian Health Care

Paperback | April 26, 2010

byPat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Wasting Away is a provocative text that examines and assesses the Canadian health care system. This seven-chapter book explores the development of the Canadian health care system and breaks the analysis down into accessible units: who provides (the institutions and the people); who pays (fundingsources); and who decides (public, private, and patients). The concluding chapter sums up the winners and losers in this system. A new Introduction by the authors thoroughly updates the subject.

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Wasting Away is a provocative text that examines and assesses the Canadian health care system. This seven-chapter book explores the development of the Canadian health care system and breaks the analysis down into accessible units: who provides (the institutions and the peopl...

Pat Armstrong received her PhD and MA from Carleton University . She is currently a full professor on faculty at York University's Sociology Department. Hugh Armstrong earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Montreal and his MA from Carleton University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195438299

ISBN - 13:9780195438291

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Introduction to the Wynford Edition1. The Wasting Away of Care2. From Cuts and Chemicals to Carrots and Condoms: The Development of Canadian Health Care3. Who Provides: The Institutions4. Who Provides: The People5. Who Pays6. Who Decides7. Who Wins and Who LosesRecommended ReadingsBibliographyIndex