The question of whether Canadians have better access to quality medication than Canadians in other countries has been a source of frustration and debate in the US, where access to medicine is the most stringent in the world.
The answer, it seems, depends on how you define quality.
Is the quality of Canadian health care an important indicator of a country’s health, or a matter of how well a country performs compared to the rest of the world?
And what does it mean to compare quality in different countries?
The answers to these questions and more, as well as answers to more general questions about Canada’s health care system, are presented in this special issue of New Scientist magazine.
The article, titled Can you be a quality-driven, patient-focused health care provider?