EM2110H "Getting to 100% insurance coverage: Lessons from Canada’s single-payer health insurance system" (IM GR-102921)

The purpose of this presentation is to describe to the audience the mechanisms that different high-income countries employ to insure their populations, with a comparison of the US and Canadian healthcare systems.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the longstanding US interest in a Canadian style single payer
  • Describe the 3 main insurance models employed by high-income countries
  • Identify some of the different domains of quality that have been used to compare US and Canadian health system performance
  • Explain the tradeoffs and compromises that all high-income countries struggle with
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Peter Cram, M.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
I.G. Bromberg Memorial Visiting Professorship

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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