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Spreading a better model of hospital care for older Canadians

By spreading best practices across provincial and territorial boundaries, we can ensure that older adults receive the care they need while also controlling costs, directing resources to the right places, and providing for the long-term sustainability of our publicly funded health-care systems.

For the first time ever, there are more Canadians age 65 and over than there are under age 15. This demographic shift will be felt across many sectors of society, but perhaps nowhere more than in the health sector. We should use this milestone to think about how prepared we are to meet the health needs of older Canadians. As a geriatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, I can say that Canadian hospitals are already seeing the

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