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McGill-Queen's University Press launches “Paradigm Freeze: Why It Is So Hard to Reform Health-Care Policy in Canada"

January 29, 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press is pleased to announce a new publication.

Edited by Harvey Lazar, Pierre-Gerlier Forest, John N. Lavis and John Church Paradign Freeze: Why is it so hard to reform health care in canada

Why has health care reform proved a stumbling block for provincial governments across Canada? What efforts have been made to improve a struggling system, and how have they succeeded or failed? In Paradigm Freeze, experts in the field answer these fundamental questions by examining and comparing six essential policy issues - regionalization, needs-based funding, alternative payment plans, privatization, waiting lists, and prescription drug coverage - in five provinces.

An insightful new perspective on a problem that has plagued Canadian governments for decades, Paradigm Freeze is an important addition to the field of health policy.

Two leading voices in the health services and policy research field, Dr. Gregory Marchildon (IAB Member, University of Regina) and Michael Hillmer (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Ontario), provide their insight into how “Paradigm Freeze” will contribute to reform in Canada.
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