The Romanow Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada conducted cross-country public hearings. Final report was tabled in Ottawa on November 28, 2002. It called for:

  1. Creation of the Health Council of Canada to facilitate collaborative leadership in health and new approaches to primary care;
  2. Stable and predictable long-term funding;
  3. More integrated, team-based care;
  4. Investment in diagnostic technologies and training programs to reduce waiting lists;
  5. Centralized management of waiting lists;
  6. A national home care strategy and improved service to rural and remote communities; and
  7. A National Drug Agency and improved coverage of prescription drugs. Report went largely ignored.


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