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Who Killed the Queen? by Holly Dressel

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Using the 100-year history of Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a base, Who Killed the Queen? investigates mass closures of hospitals and hospital beds across Canada between 1994 and 1998. The book shows that the resulting 20% loss of beds continues to affect hospital and health care in every province. Holly Dressel presents evidence as to who and what was responsible for the closures and also provides well-supported, international assessments of the current quality of the Canadian health care system, arguing that it can not only be saved but strengthened. The book not only exposes the effect of internal bureaucratic and external economic pressures on public health care in Canada but also demonstrates the many ways in which this country’s medical care is exceptional and worthy of emulation.

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The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Public Health Care

English

Non-Fiction

Health care

2008

9780773533400

McGill-Queen's University Press

Montreal

2008

502

softcover