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Canada tries once more to set public health goals

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:422
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Edmonton

    Canada's latest attempt to set up nationwide goals for public health was on the agenda at the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association in Edmonton, Alberta, this week.

    In the past 30 years various efforts have been made to develop health goals for Canada, but none reached fruition.

    Doctors from across Canada gathered at the meeting to learn why hope is now renewed for a plan to improve the length and quality of life of Canadians and eliminate health inequalities.

    Canada is a big country with some serious challenges (such as differences in access to …

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