There’s an interesting article up in BC online publication The Tyee about the results of a task force the province sent to New Zealand to study their health care system. BC and New Zealand have similar populations in both size and distribution, and New Zealand’s health care system is similar as well, although they have some differences, such as a fee-based system for visiting the doctor. One aspect of their system that I like is that they pay doctors by salary, not per patient visit, which implies that doctors would have the luxury of being able to spend more time with less patients without losing income.
What do you think? What can we learn from the health care systems of other countries? Have you lived under a different health care system?