The Changing Landscape of Canadian Health Care: The Rise of Non-Core Services and the Need for an Expanded Federal Role

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Title: The Changing Landscape of Canadian Health Care: The Rise of Non-Core Services and the Need for an Expanded Federal Role
Authors: Scully, Catherine
Date: 2012
Abstract: For many, Canada’s health care system is a hallmark of the Canadian identity. While the Canada Health Act (1984) lays out national standards for hospital and physician services and provides the foundation for Canada’s health care system, the increasing prominence of non-core services is changing the health policy landscape. While provinces and territories have provided reasonably comparable core services with limited federal leadership, this paper presents evidence revealing significant inter-jurisdictional variability in non-core services. By demonstrating how variations in access to non-core services jeopardize national values of equality and fairness, this paper presents arguments in support of an expanded federal role in the provision and standardization of non-core services.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23863
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Mémoires // Public and International Affairs - Research Papers
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