TITLE

Contrary history: socialized medicine and Canada's decline

AUTHOR(S)
Bliss, Michael
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p224
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25630972

 

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