Fixing B.C.’s Healthcare System

We’re smug about having better healthcare than the United States. But on the respected Commonwealth Fund’s international scorecard of eleven advanced nations, Canada ranks next to last.
How to make healthcare better?  Presenters are Dr. Stephen Pinney, a Canadian orthopaedic surgeon, former clinical professor at UBC, and former head of orthopaedics at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver, now practicing in San Francisco. in his new book, How Hockey Can Save Healthcare, he prescribes ways to expand coverage while reducing costs and improving your care.
Dr. Brian Day is founder of Vancouver’s private, for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre. He wants people to have the right to choose private, user-pay health care.
Thursday, April 20
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12:30 – 1:30 pm
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Room 1600- 515 West Hastings, SFU Harbour Centre
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No reservations, but come a bit early to be sure of a seat. 

Comments

  1. I will see you all there as this is indeed a very worthwhile topic exploring with an aging population and too large a share of our annual provincial budget.
    Privatization, two tier healthcare like it is common in all European countries, efficiencies, technology , expanded rights of nurses, physiotherapists or pharmacists all need to be on the table and discussed, regulated and implemented !

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