Canada’s healthcare system troubled
Canada, 6th May: Canada’s healthcare is in troubled waters, several papers released recently have maintained.
Healthcare of Canada is already among the costliest in the world and as per the forecasts, the costs of health care in Canada are going to touch the highest limits in the next two decades, reveals C.D.Howe.
Reasons for alarming costs of healthcare forecast for Canada—One of the reasons for higher healthcare costs in Canada is the ageing population of the country.
Moreover, increasingly unaffordable interventions seem to be pushing the costs of health care to even higher levels.
How to control soaring costs of healthcare in Canada—All may agree to the fact that there is a compelling need to put a stop on the surging healthcare costs in the nation. And the question that often pops up in many minds is the probable solution to this problem. This can be done by accepting that we must need to spend more for getting quality healthcare in Canada.
Another thing that needs consideration is that introduction of user fees can go a long way in making the consumers of healthcare services in Canada become price sensitive.
Some other ailments in Canada healthcare system—According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) data, Canada’s ratio of nurses and physicians per 1,000 people is quite lower than other developed nations.
And in terms of availability of emergency care hospital beds per 1,000 people in Canada, Canada is ranked third-quartile lagging far behind nations like Portugal, Greece etc.
No wonder, such poor medical facilities in Canada are a scar on the nation’s ability to ensure well-being of its people.
Need for defining Canada healthcare—There is an imperative need to know the aims of healthcare in Canada. It includes the main aims of its healthcare system. Since, prevention is always thought to be much better than cure, hence, Canada’s healthcare system needs to adopt this rule for better health of its people.
Canada’s healthcare system should lay stress on preventive measures to be taken by the people so as to avoid becoming sick. This includes significant lifestyle changes in Canada’s population since it can control growing rate of obesity among Canadians.
Obesity has a direct correlation with life expectancy as obese people have a high risk of dying earlier than non-obese people.