Health Systems in Transition: Canada, Second Edition

By Gregory P. Marchildon

© 2013

The health care system in Canada is much-discussed in the international sphere, but often overlooked when it comes to its highly decentralized administration and regulation. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an objective description and analysis of the public, private, and mixed components that make up health care in Canada today including the federal, provincial, intergovernmental and regional dynamics within the public system. Gregory P. Marchildon’s study offers a statistical and visual description of the many facets of Canadian health care financing, administration, and service delivery, along with relevant comparisons to five other countries’ systems.

This second edition includes a major update on health data and institutions, a new appendix of federal laws concerning select provincial and territorial Medicare legislation, and, for the first time, a comprehensive and searchable index. It also provides  a more complete assessment of the Canadian health system based on financial protection, efficiency, equity, user experience, quality of care, and health outcomes.

Balancing careful assessment, summary, and illustration, Health Systems in Transition: Canada is a thorough and illuminating look at one of the nation's most complex public policies and associated institutions.

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Balancing careful assessment, summary, and illustration, Health Systems in Transition: Canada is a thorough and illuminating look at one of the nation's most complex public policies and associated institutions.

Health Systems in Transition: Canada, Second Edition

By Gregory P. Marchildon

© 2013

The health care system in Canada is much-discussed in the international sphere, but often overlooked when it comes to its highly decentralized administration and regulation. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an objective description and analysis of the public, private, and mixed components that make up health care in Canada today including the federal, provincial, intergovernmental and regional dynamics within the public system. Gregory P. Marchildon’s study offers a statistical and visual description of the many facets of Canadian health care financing, administration, and service delivery, along with relevant comparisons to five other countries’ systems.

This second edition includes a major update on health data and institutions, a new appendix of federal laws concerning select provincial and territorial Medicare legislation, and, for the first time, a comprehensive and searchable index. It also provides  a more complete assessment of the Canadian health system based on financial protection, efficiency, equity, user experience, quality of care, and health outcomes.

Balancing careful assessment, summary, and illustration, Health Systems in Transition: Canada is a thorough and illuminating look at one of the nation's most complex public policies and associated institutions.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.6in x 9.4in
  • Author Information

    Gregory P. Marchildon is a professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    List of Abbreviations

    List of Tables and Figures

    Abstract

    Executive Summary

    1. Introduction
      1. Geography and Sociodemography
      2. Economic Context
      3. Political Context
      4. Health Status
    2. Organization and Governance
      1. Overview of the Health System
      2. Historical Background
      3. Organization
      4. Decentralization and Centralization
      5. Planning
      6. Intersectorality
      7. Health Information Management
      8. Regulation
      9. Patient Empowerment
    3. Financing
      1. Health Expenditure
      2. Source of Revenue and Financial Flows
      3. Overview of the Statutory Financing System
      4. Out-of-pocket Payments
      5. Private Health Insurance
      6. Social Insurance
      7. Other Financing
      8. Payment Mechanisms
    4. Physical and Human Resources
      1. Physical Resources
      2. Human Resources
    5. Provision of Services
      1. Public Health
      2. Patient Pathways
      3. Primary / Ambulatory Care
      4. Impatient Care / Specialized Ambulatory Care
      5. Emergency Care
      6. Pharmaceutical Care
      7. Rehabilitation / Intermediate Care
      8. Long-term Care
      9. Services for Informal Carers
      10. Palliative Care
      11. Mental Health Care
      12. Dental Care
      13. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
      14. Health Service for Aboriginal Canadians
    6. Principle Health Reforms
      1. Analysis of Recent Reforms
      2. Future Developments
      3. Assessment of the Health System
      4. Stated Objectives of the Health System
      5. Financial Protection and Equity in Financing
      6. User Experience and Equity of Access to Health Care
      7. Health Outcomes, Health Service Outcomes and Quality of Care
      8. Health System Efficiency
      9. Transparency and Accountability
    7. Conclusions
    8. Appendices
      1. References
      2. Useful Web Sites
      3. Selected Laws on Health and Health Care In Canada
      4. HiT Methodology and Production Process
      5. The Review Process
      6. About the Authors

    Index

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