International Medicine

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 5:42 AM

Luther Country’ in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation Amy S. Eckert | Chicago Tribune For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home — a place that takes on added importance this year, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Covering an area roughly 150 […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 3:42 AM

End free care and tuition, urge Scots Jason Allardyce and John Boothman The Sunday Times | February 12 2017 Ministers are under pressure to scrap Scotland’s increasingly costly free universal public services, with a majority of Scots keen to abolish free university tuition and personal care for the elderly. A Sunday Times investigation has found […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2017 6:44 AM

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2016 by Bacchus Barua, Ingrid Timmermans, Ian Nason, and Nadeem Esmail Comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems provides an opportunity for policy makers and the general public to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Overall, the data examined suggest […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2017 4:45 AM

Leaving Canada for Medical Care, 2016 by Bacchus Barua, Ingrid Timmermans, Matthew Lau, and Feixue Ren Summary In 2015, an estimated 45,619 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada. Physicians in British Columbia reported the highest proportion of patients (in a province) receiving treatment abroad (1.5%). The largest number of patients estimated to have left […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2017 3:34 AM

Fraser Institute Forum — September 15, 2016 Researchers have long noted that while Canada ranks among the most expensive universal health-care systems in the developed world, it has fewer medical resources (physicians, beds, diagnostic scanners) on average, a mixed track record on outcomes, and some of the longest wait times for medically necessary treatment. These […]

By Del Meyer on 05/22/2017 2:36 AM

by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick As we move further into the twenty-first century, it is clear that we are living with a number of institutions that were not designed for the Information Age. One of those institutions is health care. Virtually everyone agrees that our health care system needs […]

By Del Meyer on 05/22/2017 2:35 AM

The Ugly Truth About Canadian Health Care David Gratzer Socialized medicine has meant rationed care and lack of innovation. Small wonder Canadians are looking to the market. Mountain-bike enthusiast Suzanne Aucoin had to fight more than her Stage IV colon cancer. Her doctor suggested Erbitux—a proven cancer drug that targets cancer cells exclusively, unlike conventional […]

By Del Meyer on 05/22/2017 2:34 AM

Capitalism Can Be Responsible By Julie Meyer, Editor, Entrepreneurial Country The phrase “responsible capitalism” is never going to set the world on fire. Movies will not be made about it, and MBA graduates may sneer. And yet, businesses that are built responsibly, particularly small and medium-sized companies, are destined to succeed. Against a backdrop of […]

By Del Meyer on 05/22/2017 2:33 AM

Coming Soon To America: A Two-Tiered, Canadian-Style Health Care System Commentary by John C Goodman May 23, 2013 Source: Forbes I believe we are moving toward two different health systems. In one, patients will be able to see doctors promptly. They will talk to physicians by phone and email. They will have no difficulty scheduling needed […]

By Del Meyer on 05/22/2017 2:32 AM

The Price of Public Health Care Insurance in Canada August 16, 2013 Canadians often misunderstand the true cost of their public health care system. This occurs partly because Canadians do not incur direct expenses for their use of health care and partly because Canadians cannot readily determine the value of their contribution to public health […]