'Signs of collapse' and ways to fix health care
There's a lot of bad news in Canadian health care. We're still in the midst of a pandemic, RSV and flu season are hitting families hard and headlines across the country have been dominated by reports of staffing shortages, severe burnout, overrun emergency rooms and long wait times for surgeries. Front-line health-care workers and patients are raising alarms about a system breaking under pressure.
Dr. Brian Goldman is the host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art and CBC podcast The Dose. He's also an emergency physician in Toronto and has spent a lot of time thinking about the issues that plague the system. Today on Front Burner, Dr. Goldman joins us to talk about possible solutions and why some in the field are worried about a health-collapse, rather than a crisis.