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Economic Club of Canada —What is the Healthcare System to do with Diseases Doctors Can not Cure

WHEN:
Nov 13, 2012 7:30 am to 9:30 am
WHERE:

One King West Hotel
1 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Due to the aging of Western populations, deaths due to cancer and chronic disease (eg, chronic lung disease, chronic heart failure and dementia) are expected to increase. For this reason, the care of patients in the last phase of incurable disease is increasingly recognized as an important public health issue. Public health aims to protect and to improve the health and quality of life of a community by translating new knowledge and skills into evidence-based and cost-effective interventions that are available for the community. In this perspective, it will be relevant to investigate how many people die of non-acute diseases in order to further estimate the (symptom) burden of non-acute disease in a society and the resources and services needed to deliver accurate relief.

Speakers:

  • John G. Abbott  CEO, Health Council of Canada
  • Chris Summerville Director, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Gordon Atherley Host & Owner, Family Caregivers Unite

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