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The following is a review of developments affecting health care in Canada

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The following information has been compiled from publicly available sources, StratCom does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or the authenticity of the information and StratCom cannot be held liable for errors.

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Healthcare in Canada - January 2000

January 2000, the Alberta government tabled a bill permitting the provision of surgical services by private hospitals. Should the bill be passed it will set a precedent for the rest of Canada and challenge the accessibility provisions of the 1965 Medicare Act. In addition, it is expected that this an subsequent actions by other provinces will put new life into Canada's stagnant devices market.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has reported that Canada's 1999 healthcare expenditures reached $86 billion, a 5.1% increase from the previous year. Public sector spending, which includes all levels of government as well as workers' compensation boards accounted for 69.6% of the total outlay.

The Montreal Neurological Institute has been awarded $9 million by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a neuranatomy atlas for children and adolescents. Researchers at the MNI will coordinate and analyze quantitative data from seven American research centres that will conduct MRIs every two years of the brains of 500 children ages four to 18 over a seven-year period at an estimated cost of $24 million, $9 million of which is earmarked for MNI. The collected data will be used to correlate brain development with behaviour, and to trace the progress of neurological disorders.

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