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Fierlbeck, Katherine
Health care in Canada : a citizen's guide to policy and politics / Katherine Fierlbeck
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA395.C3 F53 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Medical care -- Canada
Medical policy -- Canada
Medical policy
Physical Description xvii, 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-367) and index
Contents Funding Health Care -- Intergovernmental Relations -- Health Care Administration and Governance -- Health Care and the Courts -- Public Health and Population Health -- Health Human Resources -- Drugs and Drug Policy -- Mental Health -- Beveridge Systems: Britain, Sewden, and the Internal Market -- Bismarck Systems: France, Germany, and the Social Insurance Model -- Mandated Private Insurance: The United States and the Long Road to Reform
Summary "Health Care in Canada examines the challenges faced by the Canadian health care system, a subject of much public debate. In this book Katherine Fierlbeck provides an in-depth discussion of how health care decisions are shaped by politics and why there is so much disagreement over how to fix the system
Many Canadians point to health care as a source of national pride; others are highly critical of the system's shortcomings and call for major reform. Yet meaningful debate cannot occur without an understanding of how the system actually operates. In this overview, Fierlbeck outlines the basic framework of the health care system with reference to specific areas such as administration and governance, public health, human resources, drugs and drug policy, and mental health. She also discusses alternative models in other countries such as Britain, the United States, and France. As health care becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial that Canadians have a solid grasp of the main issues within both the policy and political environments. With its balanced and accessible assessment of the main political and theoretical debates, Health Care in Canada is an essential guide for anyone with a stake in Canada's health system."--pub. desc

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