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Dr. Danielle Martin on "Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians"

7:15-7:59am check-in, coffee; 8:00am sharp to 9:00am book talk; 9:00-9:10am book sale

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Date: Wednesday October 04, 2017 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Speaker(s): Dr. Danielle Martin, Vice-President, Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions and Family Physician, Women’s College Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (Dept. of Family and Community Medicine; Dept. of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; and School of Public Policy and Governance); Author
Topic: "Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians" (Allen Lane, 2017)
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $32.00 plus HST per person (includes 1 hardcover copy of "Better Now", 1 seat for the talk, coffee)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Dr. Danielle Martin sees the challenges in our health care system every day. As a family doctor and a hospital vice president, she observes how those deficiencies adversely affect patients. And as a health policy expert, she knows how to close those gaps. A passionate believer in the value of fairness that underpins the Canadian health care system, Dr. Martin is on a mission to improve medicare. In Better Now, she shows how bold fixes are both achievable and affordable. Her patients’ stories and her own family’s experiences illustrate the evidence she presents about what works best to improve health care for all. Better Now outlines “Six Big Ideas” to bolster Canada’s health care system. Each one is centred on a typical Canadian patient, making it clear how close to home these issues strike:

  • Ensure every Canadian has regular access to a family doctor or other primary care provider
  • Bring prescription drugs under medicare
  • Reduce unnecessary tests and interventions
  • Reorganize health care delivery to reduce wait times and improve quality
  • Implement a basic income guarantee to alleviate poverty, which is a major threat to health
  • Scale up successful local innovations to a national level

Passionate, accessible, and authoritative, Dr. Martin is a fervent supporter of the best of medicare and a persuasive critic of what needs fixing.

ABOUT THE CENTRE: Launched in 2004, the Centre for Health Sector Strategy @ Rotman is a strategic area of focused research for the Rotman School. Under the direction of Professor Brian R. Golden and a board of advisors from industry, government and academia, the centre drives a research agenda that produces actionable management knowledge for the health sector and the life sciences.

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