Integrating health care necessary for an aging population – The Globe and Mail   Leave a comment

Complimentary article re Canada , the elderly and the Health Care Delivery System. See other post as well.

“Canada’s health-care providers are struggling to retool the system to meet the needs of an aging population that is often facing multiple, chronic medical conditions.

The phenomenon of the growing ranks of the frail elderly in need of different phases of care that often can be provided in the community did not exist 25 years ago. Yet the country’s health-care system remains mired in the 1950s, primarily focused on hospitals and with little in the way of community services to prevent the elderly from languishing in acute-care beds.”

 

via Integrating health care necessary for an aging population – The Globe and Mail.

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Posted July 13, 2011 by arnoneumann in Canada, Geriatrics, Health Care

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