Contrary history: socialized medicine and Canada's decline

Bliss, Michael
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p224
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the health care system in Canada. According to him, it was a great misconception that Canada's system of socialized medicine is essential to the country's system of national values. Far from reaching remarkable levels of excellence under political control, he argued that the Canadian health care system since 1968 has declined far short of its potential, except in few areas of research. He asserts that the country was not been among global leaders in health care.


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