Health Care in Manitoba
A Discussion in Progress

When you hear "code blue" announced overhead in a  hospital someone is experiencing a life and death event, usually related to their heart. With aging populations,  escalating health care fiscal restraint, and a system which inhibits long term planning and investment we are facing a "health care" code blue.

Dr. Demeter is the web site administrator and is a Public Health researcher (Associate Professor - U of M - Faculty of Health Sciences) with particular interests in health policy and health economics. By investigating and reporting on stories he hopes to create a dialogue on health care in MB and to increase awareness of issues which positively, or negatively, impact Manitobans.


The intention is to have a blog reflecting the opinions of various authors. Feedback is welcomed. 



The views and opinions I express on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of any organization, agency, or other entity that I have been,  am now, or will be affiliated with.


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Dr. Sandor Demeter

Associate Professor

University of MB

Faculty of Health Sciences

College of Medicine

Community Health Sciences

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