Health care in ‘crisis’ – Canadian Medical Association pushes for national standards – Vancouver Sun

With the premiers set to meet in Edmonton this week, the Canadian Medical Association is pushing for national health guidelines.

That national vision is necessary to stave off further degradation in the quality of Canada’s health care, said CMA president Dr. Granger Avery.

Canadian health care has been steadily going downhill for the past 30 years. It’s currently ranked 10th out of 11 similar public systems around the developed world, yet spends the sixth-highest amount of money.

In short, said Avery, it is “an expensive system that doesn’t actually give people what they need.”

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