- Feb 27, 2011
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- Oklahoma City
Remember when the Prime Minister flew down here to get heart surgery? Pepperidge Farm remembers...
and yet, Canada has world-famous cardiovascular treatment at the University of Ottawa, for example.
One of the top universities in the world, which has pioneered several great innovations in their field.
Also, their outcomes appear to show a different story.
6.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births
5.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
a ranking by the World Health Organization of health care system performance among 191 member nations, published in 2000, ranked Canada 30th and the U.S. 37th, and the overall health of Canada 35th to the American 72nd.
Here's a good comparison;
By most measures, Canada's health system is either equivilant or superior to the U.S. one. at less cost and more coverage.
that's not to say Canada's healthcare system is the best in the world amongst nations with universal healthcare. it could always be improved upon. we should take notes from those countries with superior outcomes to Canada. but given how similar we are as countries, it seems like we're getting the short end of the straw. paying more for less.
Infact, the WHO ranks the following top 10 countries for the quality of their health system;
3 San Marino