The Health Council of Canada has recently released two reports:
- A commissioned discussion paper, Keeping an Eye on Prescription Drugs, Keeping Canadians Safe, underscores the many limitations to how drug safety and effectiveness is monitored and reported in Canada. The report provides clear recommendations for changes to the current system to ensure Canadians are safe from undue pharmaceutical harm.
- Survey results from the 2010 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, called How Do Canadians Rate the Health Care System?, examines Canadians’ insights into the performance of the health care system. The survey results indicate that although, Canadians’ overall view of the health care system has improved over time, they recognize the need for key improvements to the system. Over half of Canadians surveyed feel that fundamental changes are required to make the system work better.
The full reports, press releases, and other media materials can be found at http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca.