Canada’s healthcare system may be on the verge of a massive change.
Instead of continuing to spend billions of dollars simply treating the symptoms of disease, Canada’s health ministers have agreed that:
the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, disability and injury are a priority and necessary to the sustainability of the health system.
They also agreed that the main causes of death, disease and disability in Canada today are chronic diseases and injuries, and that a large proportion of chronic diseases, disabilities and injuries can be prevented, or at least delayed.
They continued by saying that more emphasis needs to be placed on the promotion of health and on preventing or delaying chronic diseases, disabilities, and injuries.
Doing this will improve the quality of life of Canadians while reducing disparities in health and the impact these conditions have on individuals, families, communities, the health-care system and on society.
OMG … A healthcare system that focuses on health.
Fingers crossed people. Fingers crossed..