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Scully, Dr. Hugh
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Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is essential to maintain and strengthen the health-care system. What the business and community leaders can do to help. Environmental Scan. The health-care system as it has been. The vision of health care for the future. New health challenges to meet. The need for public debate and input. Balancing the needs of patients with the cost of care. The cornerstones of a heatlh-care system from the CMA. Patient Focus. Rights of privacy and consent. Putting people first. Quality. Meeting specific requirements. Access to quality health care. CMA support for research. Ensuring adequate, long-term funding. Some key concerns raised by the CMA and other members of HEAL, the Health Action Lobby before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Health-Care Human Resources. Keeping our doctors and nurses. Meeting the needs of a rising population. Some recommendations. Concluding remarks.