Warehousing Seniors Wasteful Use of Public Health Care Funding

December 2, 2014

 
Dr. Christopher Simpson, chief of cardiology at Kingston General Hospital, calls on all levels of government to rethink our public health care system.

As Elizabeth Payne points out in her article in the Ottawa Citizen, we are warehousing seniors with chronic illness in hospital beds at $1000 a day. Home care costs $55 a day. If our provincial government would fund programs such as Better at Home (presently funded by United Way), the Ministry of Health could save as much as $945 a day for every senior presently occupying a hospital bed.

To read the full article, click below:

Could new approach to seniors save Canada’s health-care system? Top doctor says yes | Ottawa Citizen.

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