Inside My Canoehead

Preparedness & Health Care

August 02, 2022 Jeff Season 5 Episode 2
Inside My Canoehead
Preparedness & Health Care
Show Notes

Universal Health Care in Canada is in crisis, if not failed already.  This is significant for preparedness as you probably believe or expect a healthcare system to be ready to receive patients in a major event, or when you or your family is in crisis.  This is not the case, so to understand what is the issue we break down the healthcare system into 3 primary areas: primary care, public health and acute care.  We discuss your personal responsibility to become fit and healthy, to mitigate any requirement to see a physician, with the key element to success being the provision of sufficient family doctors to ensure that everyone has one and appointments are sufficiently long to discuss multiple issues and readily available.  The second element is to have public health and education on healthy lifestyles with inspections keeping public areas safe.  Acute, the last portion takes care of itself - we are closing hospital beds not because a shortage of staff, but because the population doesn't need them....

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