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Canadians become dissatisfied with their healthcare system

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1296
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Satisfaction among Canadians with their healthcare system more than halved during the 1990s, a new report shows. The proportion who thought that the system needed only minor changes to work properly fell from 56% to 20% between 1987 and 1997.

    These and other findings are contained in Health Care in Canada 2000: A First Annual Report, published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, a national, independent, non-profit organisation set up in 1994 by Canada's health ministers. The report appears at a time when the future of Canada's health system is being hotly debated, with the provinces demanding immediate restoration by the federal government of funding that had previously been cut.

    The report states that Canada spent almost a third of its health budget on …

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