The arithmetic of health care

MacKinnon, Janice C.
September 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/14/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 6, p603
Academic Journal
Focuses on the rising cost of health care in Canada. Explanation that the decline in the revenue of government would result into short funding for health care; Information on the investment of the federal government in health care; Discussion on financing the country's health care; Solutions to the problem of rising health care cost.


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