OPINION - Labour productivity is the key to healthcare sustainability - not rationing.

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Author: Shahzia Teja, M.A., B.Comm.

Labour productivity is the key to health care sustainability – not rationing. Forty years of data and research confirm that government spending on health care has persistently grown faster than our capacity to pay for it, meanwhile the performance of our health system has lagged other countries. Canada’s own experience shows that spending more is not the solution to our health care problems. However, the flip side is also true: rationing access to medical goods and services to control costs is not a sustainable solution either.

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