Like other countries, the Canadian government is now recognizing the urgent need to implement policies to decrease wait times – however, so far no action has been taken. And so it remains just another example of the many challenges currently facing the Canadian health care system: Canada was recently ranked "10th out of 11 wealthy nations in terms of health care" in a study sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund. Beating out only the US for quality of health care – second-last place does not inspire confidence.
For this reason it is necessary to educate Canadian citizens about the current failings of their standard health care and what their rights are to better quality care.
The Canadian government itself has acknowledged these shortcomings in a study/proposal titled The Health of Canadians: The Federal Role (requisitioned by the Canadian government and presented to the Ministry of Health). The report concludes that the government is effectively negligent in its treatment of cancer, if the Canadian government doesn’t do the following, immediately:
Moreover, if the Canadian government fails to move forward on these actions immediately, Canadian citizens are entitled to petition the courts to:
Because of this, there are currently discussions going on at the federal level about:
These solutions mean that the precision oncology services currently offered by private companies like CTOAM would become the standard cancer treatment in Canada. And both of these approaches echo the suggestions made by the European OECD to integrate private companies into standard health care so that more resources are available to patients.
Currently, however, the Canadian health care system is still failing patients. Private companies like CTOAM exist to ensure everyone has access to superior options than standard health care is currently able to provide.
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