What does the President of the Canadian Medical Association have to say...
"This is a country," Dr. Day said by way of explanation, "in which dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week and in which humans can wait two to three years."I don't know where Michael Moore gets his "once upon a time" information from... I'd love to tell him about the 7 hour wait I had in the local ER with a sick fevered child.
It's not simply that Mr. Moore is wrong.(via Kathy)
His grand tour of public health care systems misses the big story: While he prescribes socialism, market-oriented reforms are percolating in cities from Stockholm to Saskatoon.
UPDATE: And then, once you get in
In Canada, it is estimated that there are up to 12,000 deaths annually due to drug-related adverse events.
These include administering the wrong drug, the wrong dosage, drug interactions and reactions.