Canada's health care system and the sustainability paradox

Dhalla, Irfan
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's point of view concerning the sustainability of the health care system of Canada. He argues that the country faces a sustainability paradox concerning its health care system. He believes that despite the ever-increasing expenditures, both in absolute dollars and as a percentage of the national income, increases in overall spending on health care in Canada are sustainable for the foreseeable future.


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