According to various sources and studies, Canadians believe that tremendous changes and reforms are required. Ninety-one percent of Canadians believe that the health care system could improve the quality of care through greater efficiency, and sixty-four percent says that the Canadian system is falling behind its international counterparts. Unless government act to address these problems, the studies suggest
We the people, of the United States, want to be independent. We want to be different and provide for ourselves. We don’t want to be like the rest of the developed world. So we don’t have something that nearly every developed country in the world has: universal healthcare. Though it is seen internationally as a human right(1) and we are more than wealthy enough to provide this service to our citizens, we still refuse to provide healthcare for everyone in our country. But why?
After reading Million Dollar Dentistry by Gray Kadi, I learned that the traditional way of dentistry practice is stressful and you are leaving so much money on the table if you continue to practice dentistry the old fashion way. Also I learned that if you use Mr. Kadi suggestion you will be living a happier and stress-free life.
Accessibilities to these kinds of services increase the overall health of the general population. With healthier people means longer life expectancies and an overall boost of the economy. It is well proven in medical studies that in a universal health care system, the standard of living of each individual is increased. Studies show that people living healthier lives allows for them to maximize their contribution to society. It is also known that Canadian citizens have the longest life expectancies in the world, higher than the United States of America by three percent. The one major difference between the Canadian health care system and the American health care system is that is that they have a privatized health care system. A documentary such as “Sicko directed by Michael Moore” demonstrates the crisis of American citizens without health care coverage. Canada’s universal health care system ensures those who cannot pay for health to not suffer, contrary to the Sicko
Healthcare is an important access we hold, but an issue is that not everyone can have that access to the healthcare they need. There are many arguments regarding the United States adopting a universal healthcare system. Although the universal system may reduce the quality of care the people receive, there are too many people not able to get any kind of care. Therefore a universal healthcare system would be more beneficial to the citizens of the United States than the limited access of care we have today.
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
Getting corrective dentistry and dental treatment in a few sections of the world, particularly in rich nations of the created world, can be amazingly costly, paying little respect to whether you have entry to any type of dental scope.
“Under this system, all Canadian residents have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services without paying out-of-pocket” (Government of Canada, 2016) However, the medical funded system instills equality, but it does not provide equity. Medicare provides Canadians with the same platform for health care opportunities but does not take into full consideration the diverse needs of certain populations within Canada. For some populations such as those living in low socio-economic status, the government provides some extra funding, however, it is not adequate. “in an attempt to reduce such health disparities…Evaluations of these systems have repeatedly demonstrated that they have failed to eliminate socioeconomic differences in health outcomes”(p.382, Godley) Conflict theory digs into and examines the inequalities in regard to the structures of classes. “in conflict theory, all social arrangements… have a political and economic bases and consequences” (p.10, Clarke) It is evident that health care is no stranger to this concept of class structures and the inequalities that are result from it. The government makes all the major decisions and implements the rules in regulations when it comes to health care. While individuals with low socio-economic statuses feel abandoned and suffer from the
Expanding accessibility to affordable healthcare insurance is one way in which our country can begin to increase healthcare that is patient and family centered. One reason for existing disparities are the expenses associated with seeking healthcare. For some people, while the actual monthly payments of their health insurance is affordable, patients still face high deductibles or high out of pocket maximums. By making health insurance attainable for the majority of Americans, this alone is only the first step toward reducing some of the existing health disparities. Money alone is a factor that can deter people from seeking preventive treatment and screenings. I too suspect that the results of the affordable care act will not be seen for a few more years. Hopefully, as more people become insured and as health insurance is more in demand, accessibility and affordability will continue to improve.
The public has always been in favour of creating an insured medical system, but the first notable efforts made by Canadian citizens were in British Columbia when the soldiers returned from World War I. Many soldiers who were wounded and treated abroad wondered why Canada did not have a system like the ones in the countries that they had battled in, as the care that they received abroad was much better than any care that they had ever received in Canada.1 That is when the pressure was on the government for a reform, but the government did not see this as a priority and continued to push it off. In the meantime, groups of workers, like the Glace Bay miners in Nova Scotia and farmers in Alberta would help each other to insure themselves. There
With its provincial health care differing greatly from the United States, Canada has publicly funded and privately administered the system to individuals across the country (cite here). With health care characterized by universal coverage that is guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of income, status, or level of sickness, Canadians are removed from the oppressed outcome that is often faced by the poor within the United States. Through the distribution of health cards, Canadians are able to make use of their health care resources such as counseling, doctor appointments, and emergency care for free. The unified use and coverage allows for all individuals to be treated equally, fairly and without discrimination. The low-income families are offered the same quality of treatment as the wealthy, with the quality of care always monitored to meet government standards. Funded through the government and taxpayer’s dollars, the Canadian health care system is a resource provided by Canadians for Canadians (cite here). While the Canadian system often carries around the stigma for its long wait times and its slow health care administration, their issues are often seen as small hiccup compared to its benefits of easy access and fair approach to all resources and physicians. While the system may require an individual to wait excessively for small injuries within the waiting room, if the care is urgent and needed immediately these patients are given priority access (cite here). While the emergency rooms of Canadian hospitals are often seen in a negative light due to their poor medical administration and distribution of medical practitioners to patients, medication is given (iv treatment) for the individual to not have to sit in pain (cite here). While the wait times in comparison to the United States seem to portray a negative image on the public
Have you been holding off on getting dental care due to a lack of funds? Maybe you are faced with a dental emergency but lack the insurance or cash to be able to pay out of pocket to get treatment. If so, there are many others in your position. Only 45 percent of Americans have access to dental insurance. While free dentist offices are hard to find, several free emergency dental care options are available and can provide you with the help you need.
PIMS is a tertiary care hospital that is serving a huge catchment area and the patient visiting in dental department come from low socio economic status as they cannot afford the expensive dental treatment from private
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Unlike most medical conditions, dental maladies and treatments are low risk, predictable and low cost. These factors contribute to offering dental insurance to employees a good option financially. Dental diseases are preventable by maintenance and often involve only maintenance