Variations in home care programs across Canada demonstrate need for national standards and pan-Canadian program

Seggewiss, Krista
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, pE90
Academic Journal
The article presents the views of healthcare providers and health personnel regarding the differences in the home care system in Canada. Health economist Doug Angus states the inconsistency and uncertainty of home care program while president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Canadian Healthcare Association Pamela Fralick notes on the four different modes of delivering home care. Evelyn Shapiro of Manitoba's home care system believes that medical and social support should be included in the health care system. Moreover, president of Hollander Analytical Services Marcus Hollander says that the disparities in health care system are extreme problems for forcefully relocated families. It further presents the contentions of other healthcare providers and health organizations in Canada.


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