Dispatches from the North: Learning from Canadian Health Care

Monday, March 20
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Instructional Building
72 East Concord Street
Hiebert Lounge

In an era of instability and change in American health care policy, international lessons are of interest to us all. The Canadian health care system is alternately referred to in healthcare debates as either a disastrous socialist experiment or a perfect model of equitable access. It is neither. Danielle Martin, a Canadian health system leader and physician will debunk myths about Canadian healthcare and distill lessons about what works and what doesn’t that can inform the debates underway in the US.

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Danielle Martin

Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

Danielle Martin is a practicing family physician and Vice President Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She is a nationally recognized media commentator in healthcare issues in Canada and was recently named Canada’s 8th most powerful doctor. Her recent book, BETTER NOW: 6 Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians presents a vision for improving health outcomes that builds on the single-payer structure of the existing physician and hospital system. Martin rose to Youtube fame in the US when a video clip of her presentation to the US Senate on the Canadian health care system went viral in 2014.

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