As a physician who has worked in the Canadian health care system in Ontario and Alberta for twenty-eight years, I have witnessed significant deterioration in access, in provider morale and patient satisfaction.
I would like to believe that Canada's health care system can persist in its current form for future generations with some minor transformations and major cash infusions, but my experiences tell me otherwise.
We need to have an honest discussion surrounding options for a sustainable health care system, and this must be done in a way that removes the discussion from the political arena as much as possible.
The intent of this blog is to inspire debate, identify problems and seek solutions. This can only be done by encouraging input from patients, providers, and the public in general.
Opinions are often heated when it comes to health care and passion for beliefs is to be valued. However, individuals posting here are asked to do so with respect for others' opinions and concerns.