Thursday, October 15, 2009
Report urges revamp of Saskatchewan health system
"The Saskatchewan government is being urged to make widespread changes to the health-care system to put more emphasis on what patients want, but also to allow a greater private-sector role. The Patient First Review Commissioner's Report was released Thursday, 11 months after Health Minister Don McMorris appointed veteran health-care administrator Tony Dagnone to lead the review. The 55-page report says the province's $4-billion health-care system has been designed around the people who deliver health care, not the patients. That must change, Dagnone said, and the change must start with an attitude adjustment. "Patients don't want medicare to be dismantled, they want medicare to be fixed," Dagnone told CBC News."