New Book: Patients at Risk: Exposing Canada’s Health-care Crisis

Media Release, Healthcare & Welfare, Gerard A. Lucyshyn

CALGARY, AB, December 17, 2021 – The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has just released a new book, Patients at Risk: Exposing Canada’s Health-care Crisis written by Susan Martinuk. Susan is an accomplished, nationally recognized researcher and writer who has consistently challenged the status quo policies that govern Canada’s health-care system and limit the scope of care available to Canadians. Susan currently serves as a Research Fellow in Health Care for the Frontier Centre in Public Policy.

Martinuk breaks the “cone silence” which prevails over health care and exposes it for what it is – an outdated, bloated, bureaucratic, government-controlled monopoly where patients rank well down the list of priorities and health-care workers are trapped in a regulatory maze over which they have no control. As such, it presents a compelling and irrefutable case for change. It’s time for hospital executives across Canada, who are well aware of the serious shortcomings documented in this book, to speak up and stand up for change. 

For more information about this must read book on Putting Patients at Risk, visit the Frontier Centre for Public Policy website:

Copies may be purchased on Amazon: Patients at Risk: Exposing Canada’s Health-care Crisis

 The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is an independent, non-profit organization that undertakes research and education in support of economic growth and social outcomes that will enhance the quality of life in our communities. Through a variety of publications and public forums, the Centre explores policy innovations required to make the prairies region a winner in the open economy. It also provides new insights into solving important issues facing our cities, towns and provinces. These include improving the performance of public expenditures in important areas such as local government, education, health and social policy. The authors of this book have worked independently and the opinions expressed are therefore their own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the board of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.