Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:Public Health Benefits of the Canadian System Statistics show Canadians benefit from good health care Life expectancy 80 years as of 2005 Among highest in industrialized nations Infant mortality cut in half from 1979 to 2005 26
Slide notes:Despite its drawbacks, the Canada Health Act has contributed to public health achievements in Canada. Life expectancy and infant mortality are two measures often used to compare the effectiveness of health care in different countries. Life expectancy at birth was more than eighty years in 2005, among the highest life expectancy in the Group of Seven countries, which are France, Italy, Germany, Japan, the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. Canadian infant mortality was cut in half from 1979 to 2005. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 26