Does Canada’s national health care system provide better patient satisfaction and access to health care than the United States’ health care system?
The United States spends more money on health care than any other country in the world, yet there are millions of uninsured Americans. Lacking health insurance in the U.S. has many consequences such as not seeking preventative care, delaying necessary treatment, emotional stress, and financial burdens. On the other hand, Canada’s national health care system provides health care to all of its citizens who pay for the system through taxation. Canada has long been looked at as a role model for health care reform in the U.S. Methodology: The purpose of this systematic literature review is to assess whether Canada’s national health care system provides better patient satisfaction and access to health care than the current health care system in the U.S. This was done by performing a systematic literature review of articles found on the PubMed and FirstSearch databases. Results: The literature review contains 6 randomized surveys, 3 meta-analysis, 5 peer reviewed articles, 1 published book, 1 doctoral thesis, and 1 newspaper article. Conclusion: After looking at the data, evidence shows that patient satisfaction is higher among Canadian citizens than U.S. citizens. However, both systems have their own unique problems when it comes to access. The debate for the U.S. to change to a national health care system will continue and may never be resolved.
A project presented to the Department of Physician Assistant of Wichita State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Physician Assistant.
- PA Master's Projects 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Bai, Guangxing; Wang, Pingfeng; Hu, Chao (Elsevier B.V., 2015-03-15)Prognostics and health management (PHM) is an emerging engineering discipline that diagnoses and predicts how and when a system will degrade its performance and lose its partial or whole functionality. Due to the complexity ...
A probabilistic detectability-based sensor network design method for system health monitoring and prognostics Wang, Pingfeng; Youn, Byeng D.; Hu, Chao; Ha, Jong Moon; Jeon, Byungchul (SAGE Publications, 2015-06)Significant technological advances in sensing promote the use of large sensor networks to monitor engineered systems, identify damages, and quantify damage levels. Prognostics and health management technique has been ...
Hu, Chao; Wang, Pingfeng; Youn, Byeng D.; Lee, Wook-Ryun; Yoon, Joung Taek (IEEE-INST Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 2012-10)A health grade system against mechanical faults of power transformers has been little investigated compared to those for chemical and electrical faults. This paper thus presents a statistical health grade system against ...