COLLOQUIUM Mark Rosenberg (Queen’s University, Canadà) The tragedies of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The end of ‘just-in-time’ health care

Organize: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics

Venue: Híbrida

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

The tragedies of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The end of ‘just-in-time’ health care


Dr. Mark W. Rosenberg is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning and cross-appointed as a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging, Health and Development. Publications from his research can be found in the leading journals of geography, gerontology, social science and medicine.



In the 1990s, health geographers critiqued the restructuring of health care systems as part of the turn towards neoliberalism and globalization. Drawing from the management and economic geography literature, this paper shows how a ‘just-in-time’ health care system evolved in Canada as the end result of restructuring whether by design or as an unintended consequence. Using standardized data from 1991 to 2021, the limitations of a just-in-time approach to healthcare are exposed as measured by changing demographic structures, shortages of health care professionals, and reductions in overall hospital capacity. As each wave of COVID-19 hit, hospitals overflowed with patients and excess mortality resulted. In a post-COVID-19 world, the conclusion of this paper is to suggest that a just-in-time model is no model at all for a health care system and that decision makers need to invest in solutions that are ‘home-grown.’


Modalitat: híbrida. Presencial: Sala Àngels Torrents

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Hora: 23 sept 2022 12:00 Madrid

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