Read a blog post from the 'WHY SANDPILE?' series...
Patient Survival Guide while in the clutch of the Canadian Healthcare System
In trying to provide tools and a map to survive the patient journey, maybe we should first reflect on the whole idea of the Health care “system”. Ideally, our healthcare safety net, as a complex system, would have many of the interconnected moving parts working synergistically for a common outcome. In practice we know that whether due to funding, professional territoriality, politics, geography, structure, governance…. to name but a few, the Canadian Healthcare system is completely fragmented and silo’ed.
In the fascinating book “How Nature Works” (1996) by physicist Per Bak, he talks about the “Sand Pile effect”....
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