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.”