Topic: Solutions to wait-time problems lie in public sector
Babbler # 560
posted 22 December 2005 07:47 AM
quote:A new study shows that there are public sector solutions to Canada's health care wait-list problems. While often touted, private for-profit clinics actually tend to make things worse. Author Dr. Michael Rachlis highlights two innovative approaches: 1. establish more specialized public short-stay surgical centres; and 2. adopt modern methods of queue management from other sectors. Despite claims that private clinics will deliver faster care at a better price, peer-reviewed literature demonstrates that for-profit care tends to cost more while, if anything, providing inferior quality services.