HSS 2321 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Teaching Hospital, Health Professional, Primary Care Physician
What is the canadian health care system: most people, when asked this question, would identify it as either: A single-payer health insurance system: most accurate except we don"t have 1 system we have 13 systems!, all of our provinces and territories because healthcare is p/t not federal. How is health care organized: health care systems are one component of the larger health system, 13 separate p/t health care systems operate simultaneously and independently in. Canada: decentralized governance, organization and delivery, each of these systems takes the form of a universal insurance system. Universal means all people get it and we all pay for it. 14 system - 5 special populations: military, vets, rst nations, rcmp, and individuals in federal penitentiaries) How is health care nanced: health care in canada is publicly and privately nanced. 70% public, 30% private (remained this way for a long time: source of public revenue include general taxes, payroll taxes, and premiums.