Friday, 8 February 2013

Some provinces are bad for your health.

The Fraser Institute's new report card on provincial health delivery makes we wonder:  "Will I die early for living in the wrong province?"  What's staggering aren't the differences but how large they are.

The Provincial Health Care Index 2013 summarizes health benefits on the left side (Is the service there, is it often used, is the wait reasonable and, importantly, does it work? ) while on the right side, bang for your buck is summarized.  Either way, Quebec looks better than Saskatchewan.   It's like the education establishment where money spent on teachers doesn't predict student success.

There's an oddball metric.  The best in each class is given a 10 out of 10 rating, no matter how much room there is for improvement.  The other nine are compared to that 10 rating.
The Fraser Institute sends a monthly newsletter linking to their reports which are free, if downloaded.

The chart on page VI.

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