Among the frustrating factors is the insufficiencies in the provision of health care to the Canadian population (Robert et al., 2005). This research paper seeks to discuss the social problem that need to be addressed in terms of restructuring access to health care services, treatment, and lower medical costs in Canada.
Coburn, D’Arcy and Torrance (1998) carried out a study on the sociological perspectives of the Canadian health care system. Their study encompassed the micro to macro social problems of health care systems. The focus in their study was centered on issues such as policy- making, practitioners insufficiencies, compliance by patients to doctors’ instructions and the relationship between practitioners and patients at the micro level. Hospitalization of patients caused by poor prescriptions made by physicians contributed to social problems. Such disparities that lead to micro problems could have been caused lack of experience by practitioners, negative attitudes of health care professionals, and the poor management of uncertainty in health care practice.
In Canadian health care system, there exists neglect for health care by the political economy thereby creating a macro social problem. Some explanations put forward for this neglect relates to inequality in the distribution and allocation of health care resources to all geographical areas. This consequently led to limited access to treatment and other health care services as well as making medication costly. The issues was not solve even with the introduction of health care insurance. This was due to the factors behind its development and implementation. The health care insurance was developed with the interests of big businesses, working class and influential consumer who strive to avoid direct costs of health care services. These factors have elevated the problem instead of solving it. The results