Liberal musings on health care
- Health of rural Canadians lags behind urban counterparts. Kondro, Wayne // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1195
The article reviews the report by Canadian Institute of Health Information that compares health conditions of rural and urban Canadians. Poverty, motor vehicle crashes, suicides, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are reported to be the major causes of higher death rates and shorter life...
- When all else fails, spend. Steel, Kevin // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;11/09/98, Vol. 25 Issue 47, p11
Focuses on Alberta's health budget for 1999. The provincial government's acceptance of the Health Funding Review Committee's spending recommendations; View of critics that the government is doing little about real reform; Amount of money that will be spent and how; University of Alberta health...
- Hey, Big Spender. Cohn, Jonathan // New Republic;3/21/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 10, p6
Offers a look at the spending policy of the Democratic Party in the United States. View of the Democratic Party by the public as fiscally irresponsible; Opposition of the Democratic Party to President George W. Bush's Social Security privatization proposal; Failure of the Republican Party to...
- How Health Care Reform Must Bend The Cost Curve. Cutler, David // Health Affairs;Jun2010, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p1131
The true measure of health care reform's success is whether it drives down medical costs over the long term. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has several features designed to modernize the delivery of services and thus ensure a more efficient, more effective, and less expensive...
- Romney to Obama: Why haven't you called? O'Brien, Michael // Hill;7/23/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 88, p24
Two blogs from Eric Zimmermann and Michael O'Brien related to health care reform in 2009 and criticisms of Senator Jim DeMint on President Barack Obama's spending plans in the U.S. are discussed.
- Snooker, sex and antibiotics. Farrell, Liam // GP: General Practitioner;4/22/2002, p27
Comments on the waste of money in the management of health services in Ireland. Sponsorship by the Department of Health of a snooker tournament; Attitude of patients; Prescription of antibiotics.
- A new primary care rostering and capitation system in Norway: Lessons for Canada? Ostbye, Truls; Hunskaar, Steinar // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 1, p45
Reports on the benefits and problems with Norway's 1992 trial rostering system of blended funding for primary care medicine. The combined use of capitation, fee-for-service, and user fees; The question of the viability of Canada's primary health care system.
- Reform rejected. Lentz, Rebecca // Modern Physician;Dec2000, Vol. 4 Issue 12, p17
Provides information on the defeat of a ballot on universal healthcare initiative in Massachusetts. Remarks from Nancy Turnbull, an instructor of health policy and management at Harvard University; Concerns of the health industry.
- Into the fire. Petitte, Karen // Modern Physician;Dec2000, Vol. 4 Issue 12, p24
Editorial. Offers a look at the uncertainty of the United States government in tackling health care issues. Impact of the problem on physicians.