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Right now, far too many patients, especially seniors with chronic conditions, are being cared for in hospitals rather than in the community and their care is disjointed, the CMA’s report notes.
Right now, far too many patients, especially seniors with chronic conditions, are being cared for in hospitals rather than in the community and their care is disjointed, the CMA’s report notes.
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Canadian Medical Association urges health-care strategy for seniors

Reshaping the health system to deal with the onslaught of aging baby boomers is urgent and needs to be a political priority, the head of the Canadian Medical Association says.

“Addressing the growing and evolving health-care needs of Canada’s aging population is one of the most pressing policy imperatives of our time,” Dr. Chris Simpson told a news conference on Monday at the CMA’s annual meeting.