The Canadian Health Care System with Raisa Deber

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Date: November 26, 2018

Episode Description

Joining me from Toronto, Raisa Deber is explaining the Canadian Health Care System.  It is important to understand how we obtain health, and how it works behind the scenes.  In her book “Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better,” she explains the Canadian Health Care System and what we need to do to assess it and make it easier to access.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

I think it’s important for everyone in Canada to understand how the health care system works.  Although it can use some improvement, we are blessed to have free access to health care.  I have found flaws in the system with dealing with Lyme Disease, but I know this is not exclusive to Canada.

Guest Information

Raisa Deber, Ph.D. Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Raisa Deber, PhD (MIT) has lectured, mentored, published and consulted on health policy at local, provincial, national and international levels. She was selected as an Expert by the Health Evidence Network of Canada ( Professor Deber’s current research centers on Canadian health policy. Projects, conducted with colleagues and students, include: implications of the distribution of health expenditures and public/private roles for financing and delivery of health services; the implications of different ways of financing primary health care; examination of where nurses and other health professionals work and the factors associated with differential “stickiness” across sub-sectors; issues associated with the movement of care from hospitals to home and community; and approaches to accountability.

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