Alberta's hybrid public- private "third way"

April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/11/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 8, p1076
Academic Journal
The article reports on the claim of the Alberta government that its Health Policy Framework will help save its deteriorating health care system. The plan of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Federal Health Minister Tony Clement to examine the framework for compliance with the Canada Health Act is mentioned. The framework will allow patients to pay out-of-pocket for joint replacement and cataract surgery at private clinics as well as allow physicians to practice in both public and private systems.


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