THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: THE REAL COST OF CAREGIVER EXHAUSTION

A new University of Michigan study suggests that tired family caregivers are associated with more frequent ER visits and higher overall health care costs for the person they care for. Emergency room staff call this ‘Pop drop’ – when medical staff sense that the real reason for the hospital visit is hope for an in-patient stay ...

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: The Risks of For-Profit Community Care

With the sale of the Shouldice Clinic to a health care conglomerate it is useful to review some of the literature comparing for-profit hospitals to non-profit hospitals. The results show that: 1)      there is a higher risk of death in for-profit hospitals, http://www.cmaj.ca/content/166/11/1399.full : 2)      private for-profit hospitals result in higher payments for care than ...