Provincial Health Systems: Are They Imploding?

Healthc Policy. 2022 Aug;18(1):6-16. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26910.


Recently, we have all seen myriad articles in the national newspapers announcing that provinces' healthcare systems are imploding, with authors describing systems in states of "crisis" (Laverly 2022), "visibly coming apart" (Tumilty 2022), "broken" (Urback 2022) and "a travesty" (Picard 2022). Without minimizing the hardships or frustrations that some patients and their families have been experiencing at the hands of provincial health systems, are the harsh descriptors apt or fair?

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans