The Romanow Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada conducted cross-country public hearings. Final report was tabled in Ottawa on November 28, 2002. It called for:
- Creation of the Health Council of Canada to facilitate collaborative leadership in health and new approaches to primary care;
- Stable and predictable long-term funding;
- More integrated, team-based care;
- Investment in diagnostic technologies and training programs to reduce waiting lists;
- Centralized management of waiting lists;
- A national home care strategy and improved service to rural and remote communities; and
- A National Drug Agency and improved coverage of prescription drugs. Report went largely ignored.