The politicization of medicine

Bevan, David
August 2004
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug2004, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p160
Academic Journal
The principles of the Canada Health Act began as simple conditions attached to federal funding for Medicare. Over time, they became much more than that. Today, they represent both the values underlying the health care system and the conditions that governments attach to funding a national system of public health care. The principles have stood the test of time and continue to reflect the values of Canadians. Correcting shortages or misdistributions of medical personnel cannot be performed overnight, or even in the term of a government. Jobs will change, roles will change and the population will change in addition to the changes that will accompany the influence of genetic medicine and pharmaceutical discoveries.


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