Media Release - Canada Health Consumer Index 2011 – December 20, 2011
The fourth annual Canada Health Consumer Index evaluates healthcare-system performance in the ten provinces from the perspective of the consumer. Ontario finishes in first place in this year’s report, with British Columbia and New Brunswick finishing in a tie for second.
Media Release - Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index 2010 – May 10, 2010
The 3rd annual Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index is out: Canada lags behind in 25th place and far behind consumer and competition friendly Holland.
Media Release - Canada Health Consumer Index 2009 – December 15, 2009
How good is your provincial health care? Frontier’s annual Canada Health Consumer Index evaluates healthcare-system performance in the ten provinces from the perspective of the consumer. For the second straight year, Ontario and British Columbia finish with the top scores in the CHCI’s overall rankings.
Media Release - 23rd out of 32 countries – May 25, 2009
The Frontier Centre and European Consumer Powerhouse released their annual comparison of health care among Europe and Canada. The Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index 2009 showed Canada compares reasonably well with the best performing healthcare systems on outcomes, is average on the generosity scale, and at the absolute bottom when it comes to patient’s rights, waiting times and availability of pharmaceuticals. Canada is also dead last in the "Bang-for-the-Buck" index.
Media Release - Canadian Health Consumer Index Rates Each Province's Healthcare System – September 16, 2008
22 Countries Have Higher Doctor-Population Ratios than Canada – June 13, 2008
Twenty-four other countries increased their physician-people ratio by 10 per cent or more. In comparison, Canada’s ratio of doctors to people (2.2 per 1,000 in 2005, up from 2.1 in 1990) increased only 5 per cent. Besides Canada, only Hungary, Italy and Poland failed to increase their ratio by 10 per cent or more.
Canada at the bottom in 30 country health-care survey – January 21, 2008
"The Austrians, the French, and the Dutch enjoy better and more accessible healthcare than we do, and at a lower per capita cost. There is no reason why Canada cannot improve and reach a similar level, and the release of the Index marks an important new tool to use to this end."
The Shape of Health Care to Come: – May 9, 2006
The Canadian Health Care Consensus Group have come together to provide a platform for bold, reasoned and practical plans for genuine reform of the health system and to demonstrate that there is an emerging consensus among reform-minded observers about the direction that real reform must take.