Written by Dr. Bob Bell & Stefan Superina on April 1, 2019 for CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
Australia is a beautiful country to visit. The people are sophisticated and friendly; the cities are safe with wonderful seaside settings and the variation in landscape from tropical resorts to the untracked outback is stunning. If you believe the Fraser Institute and various commentators on the healthcare system in Canada, we should visit Australia not only for a holiday but also to learn how their health system functions. Australia’s “hybrid” model is commonly touted as an example for how Canada should increase funding to our health system, with private services off-loading demand on public care.