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When polled, Canadians consistently rank healthcare in their top three concerns (alongside the economy and the environment). As a society, what are our greatest risks to providing successful health outcomes for Canadians? Much of the public debate is about health care access – waiting times, bed closures, home-care or medications. But that is only part of the story, and data suggests, not the most significant part.
At a time when Canada has fallen from being a leader to not making the top ten in global surveys of successful health systems, when Manitoba gets a D from the Conference Board in the national context, and life expectantly for Indigenous peoples remains eight years lower than the rest of the country, Spur asks how do we best improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of populations and get the get the best value for the health care dollar?
With Dr Noralou Roos, CM, professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, a founding director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and one of the top 100 Canadian scientists; and Dr Marcia Anderson DeCoteau, president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC), Head, Section of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Health, University of Manitoba and Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba.