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Alberta should look to France, Germany and Australia to improve its health-care system

The office of the auditor general of Alberta recently delivered a report on the province’s expensive but underperforming health-care system. During an interview, the auditor general (Merwan Saher) rhetorically asked reporters “You are paying for the best, so why would you not demand the best?”While the report Better Healthcare For Albertans explored a number of important aspects of the province’s health-care system worthy of consideration for improvement, its focus on moving towards more integrated care, tweaks to physician compensation, and improved clinical information systems may not bring about the transformative change its authors hope for.The problem with Alberta’s health-care system,

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