Romanow Papers: The fiscal sustainability of health care in Canada

Romanow Papers: The fiscal sustainability of health care in Canada

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The Fiscal Sustainability of Health Care - the first of a three-volume set of selected papers from the Romanow Commission - comprises the most influential discussion papers on the fiscal sustainability of public health care in the future. The subjects covered include the current and potential cost drivers of the system, the financing and delivery of health care, fiscal federalism, and international trade regimes. While some of the contributors are among Canada's best known and respected figures in the field, others are relatively new scholars from Canada and abroad who bring fresh perspectives and new insights to the issue of fiscal sustainability. Presenting divergent diagnoses and policy prescriptions, the papers collectively highlight the many factors that governments and health care sector managers must confront to keep the Canadian health care system viable in the 21st century.... computer tomography (CT) scanners, some of the money went for lawn tractors , dishwashers, floor scrubbers, paper shredders, and fax machines (Priest 2002, Al). ... goes directly into provincesa#39; general revenues, it is extremely difficult to determine their ultimate use. ... As Susan Phillips recounts, during SUFA negotiations the provinces supported a form of accountability based on individual provincesa#39;anbsp;...

Title:Romanow Papers: The fiscal sustainability of health care in Canada
Author:Gregory P. Marchildon, Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Thomas Allan McIntosh, Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2004


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