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"Alberta’s high physician fees and incomes are cost-drivers to the rest of Canada. That same effect is taking place by virtue of Canada being a neighbour to the high cost U.S. system." Stephen Duckett, the former CEO of Alberta Health Services, says privatization is among the reasons why Alberta’s health costs are so high.


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Cause of Death in a Canadian Hospital (CIHI)

  1. Heart failure
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Heath attack
  5. Bloodstream infection
  6. Lung cancer

One in every 60 wage earners in the Canadian labour force works either directly or indirectly for a faculty of medicine or one of its affiliates. – Report for the AFMC by Tripp Umbach

Ontario to Announce Decision about the MaRS Property

Dr. Mike Evans looking' good - on the cover no less

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Last Week in Canadian Healthcare History
Sept 14, 1936
: Nurse Dorothea Palmer is arrested for distributing birth control information
Sept 16, 1957: Asian flu arrives in Canada
Sept 20, 1991: Bob Rae proposed a social charter in the Constitution, Medical Care to become a right

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