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"Healthcare is a privilege to be earned, not a right"  Ryan Meli ponders the idea that people should have to demonstrate healthy lifestyles before accessing our healthcare system, much like a bank assesses a customer for a loan.


U.S., Canadian healthcare systems share some challenges: Both systems more interested in constraining costs than providing care by Trudy Lieberman

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What patients and families can do to enhance safety

Intermountain Healthcare reflects on their organization's evolution and the constancy of its mission over the past three decades

Canada's Healthcare IT Dilemma

Capital Spending in Healthcare: a Missed Opportunity for Improvement?

Hospital construction across Canada

Building Today: infrastructure projects in Ontario

Factsheet: Health outcomes in British Columbia

Dr. Arya Sharma takes the challenge of obesity to the public. KT with an edge.

Unlocking creativity – A strategy for development and peace in Northern Ireland by Sir Ken Robinson. Can this man improve our Patient Safety record?

The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada : 2004 study by Baker et al.

McGill Palliative Care Volunteer Training Program Spring 2014

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