Marie-France Raynault, co-author with Dominique Côté of Scandinavian Common Sense, talks with Tommy Schnurmacher on CJAD, Montreal. She explains why Scandinavian countries spend about the same amount of money on health care as Quebec but have far superior services. Questions discussed include home care VS mega-hospitals, excessive recourse to pharmaceuticals, lack of prevention measures, access to the job market, unionization, decentralization of the health care system (compared to our hyper-centralized system), policies and practices implemented to combat inequalities, and much more.
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Marie-France Raynault (MD, MSc Epidemiology, FRCP(c), FCAHS) is a medical doctor specialized in public health. She heads the Département de médecine préventive et santé publique at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. She also heads the Lea Roback Research Centre, which she co-founded. Throughout her career, her main interest has been the health of the poor.