HLSC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Chiropractic, Swiss Cheese Model, Medical Equipment
Course CodeHLSC 1F90
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OCT 1ST 2015
oTo understand the development of the health system in Canada
oTo become knowledgeable about how the health care system works
oTo understand the implications of systems theory in relation to health
services, quality of care and population outcomes
oTo identify hot topics in the current health system
History of Healthcare
oTommy Douglas (Canada’s father of Medicare)
Why study the Canadian and others healthcare system?
oCanadians rank HC as source of pride
Health care is…
oA social good
What is a social good- what does this mean ?
Needed in adequate amounts to maintain a functioning and
WHO def’n of a health system
oPROMOTE, RESTORE AND/OR MAINTAIN HEALTH, ARRANGED
How do hospitals work together
Principles of Canada health act (1984)
Medically necessary by that province
No matter where you are you’re covered
Everyone should have access
If you’re in Ont. you can go to BC. and you’ll be covered still
Our healthcare isn’t free!!
What made HC spending double in a decade ?
oIncrease use of services
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