Health care in Canada 2010

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Translated Title: 
Les soins de santé au Canada 2010
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
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Ottawa, ON

Report found that the country could save up to $180 million a year if doctors consistently offered the most appropriate and most cost-effective procedures to their patients. Showed that there are vast discrepancies in the number of caesarian sections and hysterectomies performed in Canada, suggesting some of those procedures are not needed. Also found too many procedures are still being done despite evidence that indicates they don’t help patients, such as surgery for knee pain.  Highlights areas where efficiencies can be made in how medical treatments are delivered

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