Health care just as good, half as much as in U.S., report says
Canada's health system is as good or better than that of the United States and is delivered at half the cost, new research suggests.
A review in the inaugural issue of online medical journal Open Medicine, which was launched yesterday by a group of doctors who left the Canadian Medical Association Journal last year over an editorial dispute, examined the results of 38 major studies that compared health outcomes of patients in the two countries.
It found that while the United States spent an average of $7,129 U.S. per person on health care in 2006, compared with $2,956 U.S. per person in Canada, more studies favoured the latter country in terms of morbidity and mortality. They covered a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cancer and coronary artery disease....
Apr 19, '07
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Corporate welfare is just as bad as any other welfare why would you want to give the money to them?
#1 Health care is not welfare.
#2 Every succcessful industrial democracy in the world spreads the cost of health care for all through the broad base of societally assumed risk.
#3 Good primary care reduces the cost of specialty care which reduces the cost of medicare spending.
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Apr 19, '07