Could new approach to seniors save Canada's health-care system? Top doctor says yes

Nov 24, 2014

The future of Canada’s health system depends on rethinking the way seniors are cared for, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Tuesday.

The CMA is calling for a national seniors strategy that would get elderly patients with chronic ailments out of hospitals and into institutions and programs better suited to their needs.

Restructuring the health system through a seniors strategy could save it, said association president Dr. Chris Simpson.

“Can our universal health-care system remain sustainable? It won’t unless we start rethinking seniors care and how it affects the overall system.”

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