Fraser Forum

Health Care

10:50AM
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Alberta operates remarkably inefficient health-care system with huge price tag

The province had the capacity to perform more than 1.3 million CT exams but only 419,000 were actually performed.


9:24AM
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Hospitals currently view patients as costs that eat into the budget.


10:07AM
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Wait times—the other health-care crisis

The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.


9:36AM
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Canada’s vaccine rollout continues to lag

If Moderna had been allowed to sell its vaccines earlier, many Canadian death and illnesses may have been prevented.


9:15AM
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B.C. makes progress on surgery backlog—but serious challenges remain

The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.


11:09AM
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Ottawa should empower provinces to generate health-care funding

Premier Ford wants the federal government to cover 35 per cent of health-care costs, up from 22 per cent.


12:02PM
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Mandatory switching of biologic drugs—beware of potential side-effects

Last year, British Columbia became the first province to introduce a mandatory biosimilar switching program for non-medical reasons.


11:33AM
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Alberta’s surgery backlog should prompt health-care reform in the province

An estimated 80,000 Albertans were waiting for care in early May.


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