19 April 2016

The same way they fixed...

...Ontario's power generation crisis...

The health ministry has approved a plan that front-line doctors fear will create an even deeper health care crisis: outsourcing hundreds of allogeneic transplants to three American centres at a cost of more than $100 million (U.S.). So far, the program has proved a hard sell. Only 19 of 202 patients approved for transplants to date in Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit have agreed to go.

“If there is that money, why can’t we spend it to fix our system?” asks Dr. Richard Wells, a clinician-scientist at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre. “Is that not the obvious thing?”
Don't look at me... I didn't vote for them.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I hear they're dumping big bucks into palliative care and assisted suicide programs. - Tells ya something."
As anyone who has waited in a hospital emergency room for 7 hours can tell you... we're all doomed.


5 comments:

Bill Elder said...

The socialized health system is unsustainable in its current funding model. I guess a lot of deluded true believers will have to die before this reality sets in.

OTOH - I hear they're dumping big bucks into palliative care and assisted suicide programs. - Tells ya something.

BTW _ any of you true single tier believers out there have a figure on the public health system's cure rate? Mortality rate? - Didn't think so - these are 2 things the government will never release or track.

Neo Conservative said...

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"bill elder asks... any of you true single tier believers out there have a figure on the public health system's cure rate? Mortality rate?"

the liberals are the least transparent provincial government i have seen in a lifetime. they've doubled ontario's deficit since being elected in 2003.

debt is bad. and the crushing interest on this money ensures that it will never be paid off. anyone who voted mcguinty, wynne or trudeau has sold off their children's and grandchildren's futures.

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Frances said...

Neo - I doubt they're dumping big bucks into palliative care - more cost-effective to off Granny than to provide a facility so her family and friends can accompany her on her final journey.

Anonymous said...

old white guy says.........there is one serious problem with Canada's medical care system, that would be government bureaucrats.

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... more cost-effective to off Granny"

certainly cheaper than sending her to the usa for treatment.

my personal record for emergency room agony was 7 hours with a sick fevered child in my lap. i can confess now that i had homicide in my heart that night.

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