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Lessons from Your Neighbor Physicians Up North (Canada). Either be all in the public system or all out. The Cambie court challenge seeks to break down the all-in or all-out dilemma for physicians, striking at the heart of B.C.’s Medicare Protection Act by targeting all constraints on extra-billing and opted-out practice, dual practice and private insurance that duplicates B.C.’s public plan.

A primer on the legal challenge between Cambie Surgeries Corporation (led by Dr. Brian Day) and British Columbia — and how it may affect our healthcare system — Now, a court case that’s is ongoing in British Columbia, known widely as the Cambie case, has some worried that we might see an even greater development of the private pay healthcare market across Canada.

Quebec’s healthcare privatization a lesson for the whole nation

Ask a random Canadian if our health system looks more like that of the United States or the United Kingdom. Chances are, most will respond that our system is nothing like the U.S.—which is largely paid for privately—and every bit like the U.K., which has publicly funded healthcare. The reality is more of a cold shower.



By OECD | 2018 | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The online database OECD Health Statistics 2018 has been released on June 28, and updated on November 8.

The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.

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Access the 2018 online database


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