Do you agree that private clinics are a useful adjunct to Canada's health-care system?
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Can you not start offering positive input instead of knocking all the suggestions which arise on this forum concerning health care as it is practiced in the U.S. and Canada?
You make innuendos about the U.S. system but you are enjoy the higher salary even though you assure us you have to pay higher taxes (that's how it is based)....and you have chosen to work within the capitalist system - but offer criticism of it.
When someone suggests a public/private in tandem health care setting in Canada - which may attract more health staffers back into that alternative system, you put that down as well.
I fail to see why you having worked in both systems cannot come up with something positive or at least helpful toward a plan of both the public's and medical teams's needs being met properly.
Standing back and wisely nodding "It won't work" is a totally useless position to take. If this is the common attitude of health professionals these days - who are vocal about their union matters - I fail to see why they are consulted at all when it concerns changing the Canadian Health Care System or at least asking for suggestions for improvement.
But it might make the incentive greater for people to become doctors and nurses while honoring people's rights.
Generally wait times are caused by staffing issues. Starting a private clinic doesn't make doctors and nurses appear out of thin air,
People already want to become doctors and nurses. The waitlists to get into those university programs are reaaaalllllyyyy long.
The government runs that part of the system too. Wait lists seem to be a bigger problem than we thought!
As a result of delays in receiving tests and surgeries, patients have suffered and even died in some cases, justices Beverley McLachlin, Jack Major, Michel Bastarache and Marie Deschamps found for the majority.
Lawyers for the federal government argued the court should not interfere with the health-care system, considered "one of Canada's finest achievements and a powerful symbol of the national identity."