This is more political so I figure it should go here rather than in General.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/arti ... -high-oecd
My main concern with this is this recommendation:
Patients should be paying a small fee or a deductible for their health services, so they’re not tempted to rush to the doctor for every little sneeze, the report urges.
It seems to me that in order to keep costs down, patients should be encouraged to err on the side of caution and have small issues checked out before they become expensive conditions. In fact, total medical expenses would probably go down in the long term if an enhanced preventative medicine program was put in place. Ideally a cradle to grave wellness team including fitness, nutrition and lifestyle councelling would be included. Does this make sense to anyone?