How using the Ontario health card creates system change
2019-01-08 from thestar.com
Canada’s universal health-care system is a source of pride for most Canadians, and perhaps even a defining characteristic of our nationhood. As an emergency room physician, I know how lucky I am to be able to provide the best care for my patients without worrying that the tests I order might drive them into bankruptcy — sadly, a concern for many of my colleagues south of the border.
For Ontarians, that green health card that sits in your wallet alongside your credit card is your passport to health care. But unlike your credit card, you never see the bill. So have you ever wondered what happens to the information that is collected each time your card is used?
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