is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research , and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Canada
is a practicing physician and the Director of the – Policy Studies in Family Medicine & Primary Care - in Washington, DC
, an American author and spiritual leader, was probably talking about individual level transformation when he said “We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We're meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” But the statement has a lot of validity even applied to system level transformation.
Canada and the United States share the dubious honor of ranking near the top of nations for total healthcare costs and near the bottom for health outcomes, whether measured in terms of individual health or health system performance. But it is through the recognition of these mistakes that both countries have embarked on a path toward transformation.
While differences between the two systems of health care delivery are frequently emphasized, we actually face some common challenges to primary care transformation ...continue reading