Delivery Matters: The high costs of for-profit health services in Alberta – Parkland Institute – 10 April 2012

Posted on April 18, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Delivery Matters: The high costs of for-profit health services in Alberta – Parkland Institute – 10 April 2012

Media release

“In Alberta and across Canada, the private for-profit healthcare sector is being positioned as a solution to wait times and the financial challenges facing the health care system. Consequently, for-profit delivery of healthcare is increasing. The provincial and federal governments are also increasingly referring to public healthcare as a publicly funded health system, under the premise that it does not matter who delivers the services. This report explores the implications of this trend with regards to costs, wait-times and other issues associated with healthcare delivery.”

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