Special - The Healthcare System | The Body of Evidence

Special - The Healthcare System

Doctor showing patient something on a computer screen

Chris and Jonathan discuss "the" healthcare system and how medicine is being practiced, with all its flaws and needs for improvement. Chris quickly starts going into too many details, but fear not: Jonathan pulls him back. This conversation will be of particular interest to Canadians, but we welcome anyone with open hearts (especially if you bring food).

01:29  There is no Canadian healthcare system

04:24  How do doctors get paid

08:16  Who decides how many patients a doctor sees in a day

12:54  Wait times and the US healthcare system

20:24  Our partially centralized medical record system

22:35  The quest to find a family doctor

27:43  US vs. Canada: FIGHT!

31:26  Pharmacare

34:48  Does the US have more cutting-edge medical treatments

39:19  "You've NEVER SEEN SPARTACUS?!"

41:30  Malpractice lawsuits

44:28  Access to healthcare

47:34  Publicly-funded, privately-delivered solutions

51:58  Chris' #1 frustration

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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