HOLD THE ASPIRIN—THE BEST PRESCRIPTION FOR YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Health care ranks as one of Canadians' top social concerns. Yet until a health problem presents itself, few of us know just how challenging or bewildering the options for treatment and care can be. Navigating Canada's Health Care is an indispensable, practical guide to getting the best care within the existing system. Filled with concrete, up-to-date information and surprising facts, the book follows best-practice health care through the three stages of life: the early years (including pregnancy and early childhood), the middle years (staying healthy and understanding benefit plans), and the senior years (managing chronic disease, taking care of aging relatives, palliative care, and end-of-life supportive care). It offers you, the health care consumer, much-needed information about what the system does and does not provide, it outlines strategies for you to become a better advocate for yourself and for your loved ones, and it educates you on how you can improve your chances for better health and better care.
"Decter and Grosso cover everything…You'll be less bewildered, more informed, and well prepared to meet our health system head on when you read this book. Just don't wait to be sick to do so.”