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If you let the wave of aging and chronic disease get into hospitals, we will swamp them,” Canada’s healthcare system is on a collision course with disaster unless leaders show political courage to turn away from costly hospitals says Michael Decter


Saving Medicare by Michael Dector. As costs steadily rise, we need to build a healthcare system outside hospitals.

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  • William Lahey to Chair, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Michael O’Leary to Dean, Allied Health Division, School of Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
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