Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Towards a Broader Framework for Understanding Accessibility in Canadian Health Care

by Tom McIntosh, Renée Torgerson, Arlene Wortsman

Towards a Broader Framework for Understanding Accessibility in Canadian Health Care. Renée Torgerson, Arlene Wortsman, and Tom McIntosh. Prepared for the Canadian Nurses Association, Research Report H|09. May 2006. 51 pp.

Towards a Broader Framework for Understanding Accessibility in Canadian Health Care, a paper prepared for the Canadian Nurses Association, provides a preliminary framework for understanding the host of factors that affect Canadians’ ability to obtain a complete range of essential health services. While access to surgery is important, a truly accessible health system demands much more. It requires us to address real problems with access to a range of services and service providers that are not part of current debate about wait times.

Release Date: 19 May 2006
Number of pages: 51
Document number: 43661