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HLSC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Chiropractic, Swiss Cheese Model, Medical Equipment


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HLSC 1F90
Professor
Dr.Kelli-an Lawrance
Lecture
4

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HLSC 1F90
OCT 1ST 2015
LEC #4
HEALTHCARE QUALITY
Objectives:
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
productive society
WHO def’n of a health system
oPROMOTE, RESTORE AND/OR MAINTAIN HEALTH, ARRANGED
TOGETHER
How do hospitals work together
Principles of Canada health act (1984)
oPublic administration
oComprehensiveness
Medically necessary by that province
oUniversality
No matter where you are you’re covered
oAccessibility
Everyone should have access
oPortability
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 ?
oAging
oPop. Growth
oInflation
oIncrease use of services
oSpecialist
oTechnology
oResearch
Consumerism
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