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Author Dressel, Holly Jewell, author.

Title Who killed the Queen? : the story of a community hospital and how to fix public health care / Holly Dressel
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 471 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society.
Contents Contents -- Introduction -- Illustrations -- 1 Serving the Queen -- 2 Growing a Culture -- 3 Family Medicine -- 4 Medical Bills -- 5 The Queen Must Die -- 6 Social Pathologies -- 7 Long Live the Queen -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Summary "The Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal, an exemplary Canadian community hospital that had been the site of many national and international medical firsts, was suddenly closed in the mid-1990s. It was not alone." "Using the dramatic and entertaining 100-year history of the Queen Elizabeth as a base, Who Killed the Queen? investigates Canada's mass closures of hospitals and hospital beds between 1994 and 1998. The book shows that the resulting 20% loss of beds - a figure unparalleled in the history of any other industrialized country - continues to affect hospital and health care in every province. Holly Dressel offers strong evidence as to who and what was responsible for the closures and also provides well-supported, international assessments of the current quality of the Canadian health care system, arguing that it can not only be saved but strengthened." "Who Killed the Queen? not only exposes the effect of internal bureaucratic and external economic pressures on public health care in Canada but also demonstrates the many ways in which this country's medical care is exceptional and worthy of emulation. This discussion is relevant for all countries whose medical systems are under attack.""--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Montréal, Québec)
SUBJECT Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Montréal, Québec) fast
Subject Medical care -- Canada
Hospital closures -- Canada -- Case studies
Hospital closures -- Canada
Medical care.
Health Facility Closure -- history
Delivery of Health Care
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Community -- history
Patient Care
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- General.
Hospital closures
Medical care
Subject Canada
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773574656