In this Book
- Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future?
- Published by: University of Ottawa Press
Canadians are deeply worried about wait times for health care. Entrepreneurial doctors and private clinics are bringing Charter challenges to existing laws restrictive of a two-tier system. They argue that Canada is an outlier among developed countries in limiting options to jump the queue.
This book explores whether a two-tier model is a solution.
In Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future?, leading researchers explore the public and private mix in Canada, Australia, Germany, France, and Ireland. They explain the history and complexity of interactions between public and private funding of health care and the many regulations and policies found in different countries used to both inhibit and sometimes to encourage two-tier care, such as tax breaks.
This edited collection provides critical evidence on the different approaches to regulating two-tier care across different countries and what could work in Canada.
This book is published in English.
Table of Contents
- Copyright Page
- pp. i-iv
- Table of Contents
- pp. v-vi
- List of Figures
- pp. vii-viii
- List of Tables
- pp. ix-x
- Part I: The Context and Contestations of Public and Private in the Canadian Health Care System
- Part II: Is Canada Odd? Looking at the Regulation of Public/Private Mix of Health Care in Other Countries
- Contributors' Biographies
- pp. 353-358
- pp. 359-360
- pp. 361-374