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.
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