Wasting Away: The Undermining of Canadian Health Care / Edition 2

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Overview

This classic study provides essential context for the ongoing debate about the funding and future of Canada's public health-care system. As the authors note in their new introduction to the WYNFORD edition, some of the haemorrhaging has stopped, but enormous challenges to the system's very survival remain-challenges that will likely intensify in an era of financial crisis and government austerity. As a result, Wasting Away remains required reading for anyone interested in the Canadian health-care experience: students, practitioners, and patients alike.

"...examines how most of the regional reforms aimed at reducing costs and how the introduction of strategies that were developed for the private sector have failed to address the fundamental problems of Canada's health care."

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"The authors highlight many important, unresolved questions about health policy.."--Medical

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195438291
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Armstrong is the Chair of the Department of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Hugh Armstrong is a Professor in the Department of Social Work, Carleton University. They are the authors of several articles and books, including three editions of the best-selling book, The Double Ghetto.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

Chapter 1 The Wasting Away of Care 1

Chapter 2 From Cuts and Chemicals to Carrots and Condoms: The Development of Canadian Health Care 12

Chapter 3 Who Provides: The Institutions 46

Chapter 4 Who Provides: The People 95

Chapter 5 Who Pays 145

Chapter 6 Who Decides 179

Chapter 7 Who Wins and Who Loses 207

Web Sources 210

Notes 211

Bibliography 243

Index 268

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