MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As a part of the Montreal
Economic Institute's research program on the various health care
systems offering universal coverage, its vice president Jasmin Guénette
visited Switzerland to see how health care is delivered there. From the
testimony of patients, doctors and administrators, we discover a health
care system at the cutting edge of technology based on solidarity and
freedom of choice in which waiting lists are not even a preoccupation.
To watch other excerpts or the complete report (duration: 3 min 50 s): http://www.iedm.org/40638-health-care-system-in-switzerland
"It is more and more obvious that the Canadian health care system is
struggling to meet our needs, but we can make some changes. With this
report, we wanted to show that there are other ways to care for people
without leaving anyone high and dry. In Switzerland, private hospitals
collaborate closely with public hospitals. The result is high quality
care that is readily accessible for the whole population," says Mr.
The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan,
not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its
publications and conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public
policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating
reforms based on market mechanisms.
Video with caption: "A glimpse at the Swiss health care system". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_IflWFV-Q
SOURCE: MONTREAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
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