Medicare, the Medical Brain Drain and Human Resource Shortages in Health Care demonstrates how the limitations of public spending are making it obvious that a centrally planned medical system is unable to provide the same opportunities and rewards for doctors and nurses as a more market-oriented system. As Canadian medical professionals begin to realize the degree to which the public health care monopoly exploits their services and suppresses their earnings, the more likely it is that they will leave this country for the US.

A much greater role for the private sector in health care delivery is becoming imperative in order to ensure that the medical system will have adequate supplies of highly skilled professionals to provide for the health and well being of Canadians. Only the private sector can provide the new financial and capital resources necessary to compete for human resources in health care, and the injections of cash proposed by the Romanow Report to the public system do nothing to change this reality.

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